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Congress: It's Time to Raise the Minimum Wage ACTION


Business  (tags: ethics, usa, americans, abuse, business, money, minimum wage )

Nancy
- 398 days ago - action.seiu.org
In 1991, a gallon of gas cost $1.10 and the minimum wage for workers who might earn tips at their jobs was $2.13.Now get this: Three presidents, more than 20 years and some serious economic changes later, businesses are still only required to pay $2.13.



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AniMae Chi (400)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:50 am
Thanks for signing. There's still time to tell your friends to get involved.
We need to keep the pressure on Congress to raise the minimum wage.
 

Nancy C. (795)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:50 am
Arkansas (AR) Little Rock 72201 thru 72217
Indiana (IN) Indianapolis 46201 thru 46209
New Mexico (NM) Santa Fe 87500 thru 87506
Texas (TX) Austin 78701 thru 78705
New York (NY) New York 10001 thru 10048
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:53 am
Done. I've also signed quite a few other petitions as well. With comment: $15 an hour - For a start!
 

Kit B. (277)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:10 am

Thanks for signing. There's still time to tell your friends to get involved.
We need to keep the pressure on Congress to raise the minimum wage.

This push is only for 10.10 an hour, Congress please, what is the problem. Don't tell us this kills jobs, we know better.
 

Sue H. (7)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:24 am
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

Autumn S. (145)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:52 am
Thanks for signing. There's still time to tell your friends to get involved.
 

Erin R. (169)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:49 am
n & s
 

Julie E. (345)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 10:34 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Nancy
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 10:38 am
Done.
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 10:58 am
thnx, Nancy, signed.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 2:12 pm
Thanks.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 2:21 pm
signed, thx.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:25 pm
Sigend. Thanks.
 

Robert Tomlinson (64)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:25 pm
Signed and Noted!
Nancy, I applaud you for sending this out. BUT with the far right in control of the House of Rep. there is no chance of this passing. The only thing we can do is to keep trying.
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:33 pm
Signed, shared & noted. Many thanks, Nancy.
 

Dianna M. (13)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 4:03 pm
Here's what Deb Fischer says about the proposed hike to the minimum wage: " . . . most minimum wage earners are already above the poverty line according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS data shows that more than half of minimum wage earners in the U.S. are age 25 or younger, and many more live in two-earner households that earn above the median income.

There is little evidence supporting the benefits of a higher minimum wage, with many economists saying it would have relatively little if any effect."

Believe as much of that as you want. (I've done my own research, Ms. Fischer.) And of course, no reply to the challenge: Letís see YOU live on $7.25/houróor even $10.10/hour. (I still say, she just doesnít want to have to pay her employees a fair wage.)
 

Joe R. (189)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 4:25 pm
Thanks Nancy. Signed and noted.
 

Jen A. (4)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 4:34 pm
Signed. We are in terrible need of minimum wage raise.
 

Vicky P. (463)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 4:35 pm
Noted and signed
 

Diana Bair (7)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:27 pm
MINIMUM WAGES HAS NEEDED TO BE RAISED FOR AGES, BUT WHO IS THE MAJORITY IN...HOUSE???????? REPUBLICANS!!!!!!!!! AND THEY AND KOCHES WANT TO DO AWAY WITH THE MIN. WAGE!!!!!!!! THEY DO NOT EVEN WANT WORKERS PAID LIVEABLE WAGE....THEY WANT ANYTHING FOR THE PEOPLE ......GONE.... IT WILL BE HARD TO RAISE THE MIN. WAGE WITH THEM IN POWER!!!!!!!!!, WE NEED THEM ALL VOTED OUT...TO RAISE MIN. WAGES, AND HAVE A LIVABLE WAGE...OR WE..... WE WILL HAVE A TO FIGHT THEM FOR EVERYTHING WE NEED....WE ARE TIRED OF THEIR OBSTRUCTIONS, LIES...THEIR CHEATING....EVERYTHING........WE NEED ADULTS IN....NOT A BUNCH OF KIDS....GOP IS A BUNCH OF BULLIES.......DO NOT VOTE REPUBLICAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. DIANA.
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 6:06 pm
Stagnant wages, whether one may get tips, or not, have been a big part of the problem for the middle class. Among other things, it has lead people to use credit much more than they otherwise would have, and now people are spending a large part of their flattened income servicing that debt...and so it goes. Of course the banks love that, encourage it all over the place!
 

Laurie S. (73)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 6:29 pm
Thanks for signing.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:20 pm
Thanks for post; signed and sent--I understand why corporations from outside the USA are coming to it to make money using low paid workers whose trade unions are not strong. At least it does not seem as bad as Bangladesh--yet.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:05 pm
Thank you, Nancy. The minimum wage must be increased. Far to many children are going hungry. (s, n, p, t)
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:26 pm
Oops, to should have been too.
 

Angelus Silesius (66)
Friday July 26, 2013, 7:00 am
I agree. At least 5 bucks per hour plus tips or more
 

Lona Goudswaard (68)
Friday July 26, 2013, 8:57 am
You' must be kidding, no rise in minimum wage in 20 years (for people who get tips)? That's unbelievable.
The trouble is that the gap is enormous between the wage now and what it should be after correction for inflation. Asking for that all at once usually results in not getting anything at all. Perhaps a gradual guaranteed increase over 3-4 years is more acceptable and more bearable for the employers. From a little over $2 to over $10 an hour might send smaller business owners out of business.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Friday July 26, 2013, 11:39 am
Signed!
 

edward jagusiak (22)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:48 pm
Signed & noted. I am confident the gop will be on board. :)
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:51 pm
signed & noted
 

Joseph Zeke (4)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 4:34 am
I have long maintained that. Along with a minimum wage, that should be at least 30 bucks an hour.Their should also be an income cap.No one makes more then 500 grand a year,after that it all goes to tax,you get the credit. Minimum wage in Australia is 17 an hour. In Germany it's 18.The US has one of the very lowest minimum wages in the industrialized world. 8.50,spare me.
The rich,the corporations should be taxed at 70 to 80 %.And if you make millions of dollars after a set figure it all goes to We The People.I have long said. We should do what the Romans did. Just take some of it back. Go to the multi billionaires and millionaires and just take some,not all but some, and literally, give it to the people.Everybody get's 10 grand cash.Or perhaps even more. Thats what the Roman empire did from time to time when they ran into this problem. Remember. The Roman world lasted over 500 years,twice as long as the US has been in existence.
 

Edith B. (142)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:11 pm
Noted, signed, and shared on Facebook. This increase in the minimum wage is long over due.
 

Pat A. (117)
Monday July 29, 2013, 11:24 am
US only sadly
 

GGmaSheila D. (163)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:17 pm
Happily signed and noted. Thank you.
 

Sara W. (110)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 8:31 am
Gladly signed. This country is so backwards. Advertise like crazy so people spend all their money on crap they don't need and pay them less than enough to get buy. I think the businesses controlling Congress like having us in their pockets via debt.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 9:13 am
gladly signed
 

. (0)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 11:19 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Abdessalam Diab (153)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 5:08 am
Thanks for signing.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday August 1, 2013, 7:55 pm
Done
 
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