June 8, 2012

Forty Years Later We’re Still Playing Catch Up

This week House Democrats introduced legislation called the Catching Up  to 1968 Act; a bill that proposes raising the minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour to $10. Apparently after 40 years of working for a minimum wage that still keeps you at or below poverty level, elected officials are finally realizing that the 99%, will continue to struggle until there is a livable wage. If this bill passes it will effect 30 million workers who currently make less than $10 per hour. The bill will also increase the minimum wage each time there is a rise in inflation.

Five years ago, the minimum wage was increased by a little over $2, from $5.15 to $7.25. A year later in 2008 the economy crashed and majority of working class people still could not survive of that amount. The reality is while, the 99% struggled to earn a livable wage, the salaries of CEOs increased astronomically. This bill will move this country in the right direction; reduce income inequality and will be the change that the people need to see.

This summer join us in our crusade to end in a minimum wage that simply gives us the bare minimum.

Here’s more on the bill. 

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