Stand with President Obama: Raise the Minimum Wage

For years, the real value of the minimum wage has been chipped away by inflation. In real (inflation-adjusted dollars), the current wage of $7.25 per hour is over 30% lower than it was in 1968. (source: NELP)

In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for two critical steps to reverse this trend:

  • Raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour
  • Indexing it for inflation moving forward, to keep up with real prices

These are sensible steps, and we should take them immediately.  A 30% decrease in real earnings for hard working Americans is inexcusable, and it’s high time for us to do something about it.

Stand with President Obama, send a message, and support an increase in the minimum wage.

 

(Source: NELP)