Urge Congress to Pass the Raise the Wage Act!
After more than a decade with no increase in the federal minimum wage—the longest period in U.S. history—millions of our nation’s workers are working full-time jobs but still struggling to make ends meet. This includes essential and frontline workers such as servers, janitors, grocery clerks, security officers, health care and child care workers who risk their lives in the middle of a global pandemic while struggling to sustain their families on poverty wages.
The Raise the Wage Act will give 32 million workers (60% of whom are women) a long-overdue raise and lift hardworking people and their families out of poverty by:
- Gradually raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025;
- Phasing out the subminimum wage for tipped workers—currently $2.13/hour!—to guarantee tipped workers are paid at least the full federal minimum wage;
- Indexing future increases in the federal minimum wage to median wage growth to ensure the value of minimum wage does not once again erode over time;
- Ending subminimum wage certificates for youth workers and workers with disabilities
Fair work should mean a fair wage for all workers—no one should be expected to raise a family on $7.25 (or $2.13) an hour! Stand up for essential workers and tell Congress to pass the Raise the Wage Act NOW.