Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

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Raise the Minimum Wage

"It is long past time for minimum-wage workers to receive a raise," Nader writes in The Wall Street Journal. "Had the federal minimum wage just kept pace with inflation since 1968, it would stand today at $10.67 per hour, not $7.25."

Ralph Nader, a well known political activist, attorney, lecturer and consumer advocate, who gained notoriety as a crusader of car safety reform in the '60s, has launched, with the Center for the Study of Responsive Law, Time for a Raise, a campaign to increase the federal minimum wage as a prosperity measure to help lift people out of poverty and improve the economy as a whole. The CEO of Wal-Mart earns $11,000/hr while his employees earn $7.25/hr, a rate that when adjusted for inflation is lower than the pay rate of Wal-Mart employees in 1972. While worker productivity has markedly increased since the 70's, income has stagnated since then for most wage earners. Learn how raising the minimum wage will help to lift all boats and what you can do to help real people in the new economy. A question and answer period will follow the discussion.


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