TakePart has a new petition on their site about raising minimum wage, here’s what they have to say:
If the federal minimum wage kept up with inflation over the past 40 years, it would be $10.74 — $3.49 above where it is now. The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, if passed, would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2015. It would also increase the hourly wage for tipped employees, such as waiters, for the first time in 20 years.
The annual income of a full-time employee working at the federal minimum wage is$15,080. These individuals live $3,000 under the poverty level and struggle to meet basic needs.
Today, 17 million children have a parent who works for minimum wage. The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 could have a dramatic impact on fighting poverty and hunger.
Well I know where I stand on this one. Sign the Petition.