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Take Action: Tell Congress to Support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013!


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JL
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"A fair day's pay for a fair day's work"--that was President Franklin D. Roosevelt's goal when he signed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 75 years ago today, establishing a federal minimum wage. It was a wonderful start--&now it's time to make sure th



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JL A. (276)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 9:35 am
“A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work”—that was President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s goal when he signed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 75 years ago today, establishing a federal minimum wage. It was a wonderful start—and now it’s time to make sure the minimum wage works for the 21st century.

TAKE ACTION: Urge your Senators and Representative to support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.

The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 will provide a much-needed update to the minimum wage. The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 per hour for almost four years — and at that rate, a woman working full time, year round earns just $14,500: nearly $4,000 below the poverty line for a family of three. The bill will gradually raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, and index it to inflation in order to keep up with the rising cost of living. It will also increase the minimum cash wage for tipped workers to 70 percent of the regular minimum wage — because right now the federal minimum cash wage for tipped workers is only $2.13 per hour.

ACT NOW: Tell your Members of Congress that it’s time for minimum-wage workers to get a raise!

Need a reason to act? How about five:

Women represent nearly two-thirds of minimum-wage workers and workers in tipped occupations.
Women are the majority in the 10 largest occupations that pay less than $10.10 per hour (and seven of these occupations have two-thirds or more women workers).
Increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would boost annual earnings by $5,700—enough to pull a family of three out of poverty.
Raising the minimum wage will boost earnings for more than 30 million workers—generating additional economic activity and creating jobs as workers spend this income quickly to make ends meet.
Raising the minimum wage would help close the gender wage gap, and would be especially helpful to women of color, who are disproportionately represented among female minimum-wage workers.

Minimum-wage workers across the country can’t afford to wait for a raise any longer. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the minimum wage by taking action!

Thank you for all you do for women and families.

Sincerely,
Joan Entmacher
Vice President, Family Economic Security
National Women's Law Center

P.S. States can set a higher minimum wage — and some states have done so just this year!
 

Ben Oscarsito (357)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 9:44 am
Signed. BUT; -I think the minimum wage should be $15 an hour...for a start!
 

Sue H. (5)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 9:51 am
Noted and absolutely signed, thanks.
 

Emma S. (228)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 10:31 am
Done! Thanks, JL.
 

Angelika R. (144)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 10:53 am
Can't sign but hope many others will. But honestly, I am getting tired anyway of signing petitions to congress, THAT congress..never seeing anything changing for better.. WTF
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 10:58 am
You are welcome Sue and Emma.
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Kit B. (276)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 11:14 am

Thank you for taking action on this issue. It's just not enough, we ask people to wait and wait to be treated with fair pay. I'm sure I will get letters from my Senators telling me this is "job killing". According to them every thing is job killing.

The abortion bill they just passed is also job killing. Many men and women all over the country worked for the many clinics now closed. Every clinic also offered many other services to men and women, now those jobs are gone.
 

Mary T. (321)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 11:42 am
Signed & noted - thank you JL
 

Nicole W. (645)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 11:58 am
Thank You for Spreading the Word
And thank you again for taking action on this issue. It's because of people like you, who share our mission of advancing the rights of women and their families, that we're able to pursue these goals. ~ thank you JL
 

Jim Phillips (3202)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 12:02 pm
Petition signed.

This should have been done years ago.
Congress continues to be littered with g o p pukes who do nothing.

Ty, JL.
.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 12:19 pm
You are welcome Mary, Nicole and Jim.
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Lynn Squance (219)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 12:46 pm
A minimum wage of $7.25 and $2.13 for wait staff is tantamount to slavery!. Is this how the US has become so "great" . . . on the backs of its workers while the rich profit?

Signed
 

Thomas P. (468)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 12:50 pm
Noted and signed...thanks JL
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 1:12 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks JL
 

Kayleigh Harter (9)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 1:52 pm
Signed
 

Jaime A. (35)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 2:57 pm
Noted.!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:12 pm
noted / signed
 

Sara W. (108)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 4:01 pm
Signed.
 

. (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 4:04 pm
done. TY JL and Charles for the fwd. The minimum wage as it stands now is a joke. With the cost of living going up with no pay increases for many it's hard to make ends meet. I'll bet the fat cats in Congress don't stress over this.
 

Autumn S. (154)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 4:50 pm
signed and noted, TY JL :)
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 5:01 pm
You are welcome Thomas, Joan, Toni and Autumn.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 5:11 pm
Can't sign; US only.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 5:45 pm
action taken
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 5:45 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Zee because you have done so within the last day.
 

Freya H. (314)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 6:08 pm
Just signed! Was going to submit, but I'm glad to see someone beat me to the punch.
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 7:07 pm
Actual research (as opposed to the "usual" negative hype) will tell you that increases in the minimum wage do not hurt the economy, but help it.
S and N.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 7:09 pm
Quite true Mitchell. You cannot currently send a star to Mitchell because you have done so within the last day.
 

Vicky P. (466)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 8:09 pm
noted, signed
 

Beverly M. (90)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 8:36 pm
Noted and signed ~ Thank you JL!
 

Judy C. (101)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 4:48 pm
The current minimum wage is an insult to workers. $10/hr is the least that employers could do. The article said this would continue to be indexed for inflation, and that is very important, because otherwise it would be $10 indefinitely. Signed. Thanks, J.L.
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:16 pm
You are welcome Beverly and Judy!
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alicia m. (100)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:17 am
noted, us only, gracias
 
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