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Take Action: Tell Congress to Pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act


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JL
- 274 days ago - jeffmerkley.com
the Fair Minimum Wage Act would tie the minimum wage to the rate of inflation so working families earning minimum wage never lose a penny in buying power down the road.



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JL A. (275)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 3:45 pm
The minimum wage today has less buying power than it did fifty years ago. Thatís just wrong.

We can change that. The Fair Minimum Wage Act would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, up from $7.25 today, and provide a raise for tipped workers (who've been stuck at $2.13 an hour since 1991.)

Sign the petition and tell Congress: Itís time to raise the minimum wage.

Just as important, the Fair Minimum Wage Act would tie the minimum wage to the rate of inflation so working families earning minimum wage never lose a penny in buying power down the road. We've done that here in Oregon with our minimum wage, and itís been a critical factor supporting our working families.

In the last several years, the top 1% have taken home some 95% of the economic gains. A stronger minimum wage means a stronger economy for all of us and better opportunities for working families. Itís a critical step towards making sure our nation's prosperity reaches everybody, not just the lucky few.

Please join me and call on Congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act without delay.

Senator Jeff Merkley
 

Freya H. (304)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 4:52 pm
Signed! A higher minimum wage won't cost - it will pay. As in less need for food stamps and Medicaid, and more purchasing power by employees. Are you listening, Big Business?
 

Barbara K. (83)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 4:58 pm
We need a truly livable wage, one that will let people provide for all their needs without needing help from anywhere else. I think that would be around $15 an hour or more at today's costs for everything. Thanks, my friend.
 

Natasha Salgado (542)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 5:18 pm
Still poverty wages--it should be at least $12. Signed-thx JL
 

NicoleAWAY W. (634)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 5:27 pm
Thank you for standing with me in our fight to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Raising the minimum wage will support our working families and make the economy stronger for all of us. ~ ty JL
 

Ondine J. (136)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 5:27 pm
Noted and signed,thanksJL
 

Vivian B. (155)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 5:30 pm
Yeppers! $15 at least! The minimum wage should have been raised yearly! Or at least every 5 years! It has been about 20 years since the last rise in minimum wages! That is unfathomable! If the CEO's had to wait that long to get a raise, they would be ranting and raving to high heaven! You know they get a raise yearly. If they can have a yearly raise, their workers deserve the same!
If they can make all the millions that they make, then by grappies, they should be good enough to spread it out to the people that MAKE their money by working for them!
 

A F. (132)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 5:43 pm
done thanks!
 

Barbara V. (178)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 5:45 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 6:00 pm
N/S.
As i understand it, Pres. Obama has spoken about the issue of wage inequality, may do so in his State of the Union speech.
That will give the GOPNazis a chance to trot out their old crap about how this will hurt the economy, cost jobs...all of which is utterly unfounded, according to Richard Wolff, an economist at MIT. He wrote a good book, "Capitalism Hits the Fan," which touches on this.
I have heard that Australia, with a $16.00 minimum wage, weathered the last financial crisis very well.
Any feedback on that, from the Aussie contingent?
 

Elizabeth Nipper (70)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 6:26 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks.
 

Mary T. (308)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 7:17 pm
Thank you JL - signed & noted and flagged the spammer
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 7:21 pm
Thanks for signing and flagging Mary!
 

Katie D. (89)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 8:35 pm
Signed * Thank You JLA
Spam has been flagged again
 

Vicky P. (466)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 9:08 pm
noted, signed
 

Sherri G. (114)
Thursday January 23, 2014, 10:01 pm
Signed and Noted TY JL
 

Kathleen R. (203)
Friday January 24, 2014, 1:57 am
Signed and noted. The whole decline of living standards here in the US and across the globe is a blight on society. The 1% has set the rules that keeps the majority of people at or below poverty levels. And then these same people complain that people are lazy and don't want to improve themselves.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (385)
Friday January 24, 2014, 5:09 am
Noted and signed, thanks JL.
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Friday January 24, 2014, 6:36 am
Noted & signed
 

lee e. (114)
Friday January 24, 2014, 7:29 am
as long as there's a republican in the government and the President is for a minimum wage hike, it's defeated! Doesn't matter who it hurts, or what sense it makes it's DOA! I thought we learned that by now! I's much too compassionate!
 

Jessica Grieshaber (7)
Friday January 24, 2014, 8:49 am
noted. thank you
 

Ed V. (180)
Friday January 24, 2014, 9:17 am
S&N, Thanks
 

Lisa Neste (704)
Friday January 24, 2014, 9:34 am
Thank you for standing with me in our fight to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Raising the minimum wage will support our working families and make the economy stronger for all of us.
Thank you J.L.
 

kate awayvacation (480)
Friday January 24, 2014, 10:04 am
N&S
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday January 24, 2014, 10:06 am
Done
 

Terrie Williams (774)
Friday January 24, 2014, 11:00 am
Signed and shared this in private email earlier, noted. (I get a lot of Senator/Reps emails from Dem party to sign their petitions/letters)
 

Carol H. (31)
Friday January 24, 2014, 3:12 pm
SIGNED !! This can't pass soon enough for all of us stuck in part-time, low-paying jobs. Many of us don't have a choice in this economy. It's depressing to be scrambling for every dollar.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (445)
Friday January 24, 2014, 4:03 pm
petition signed
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 12:13 am
noted and signed
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 3:59 am
Noted and signed. TY JL
 

Ben Oscarsito (316)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 6:56 am
Sorry, I won't sign. I say; -$15 an hour - for a start!
 

Sara W. (110)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 11:29 am
Anything above what it is now is an improvement. Gladly signed.
 

alicia m. (100)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 11:14 pm
noted, gracias
 
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