Could you afford housing, food, healthcare, or tuition on $290 a week? What about supporting a family or saving for the future?
That’s how much workers making the federal minimum wage live on.
The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour and hasn’t gone up since July 2009. Many minimum wage workers are forced to work multiple jobs, because one at that wage just isn’t enough.
It’s time we changed that.
There is no reason that someone working a full-time job in America, putting in 110% every single day, shouldn’t be able to make ends meet. Click here and add your name to support raising the minimum wage.