The federal minimum wage is now $7.25 cents an hour, about $15,080 for a full time, year round worker. At that level, it means poverty wages for a family of three, and weakened demand for the economy. As Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and New York’s bishops concluded, this leaves workers “on the brink of homelessness, with not enough in their paychecks to pay for the most basic of necessities, like food, medicine or clothing for their children.”
Poverty wages offend both justice and common sense. It is time to raise the floor.
If today’s minimum wage were at its previous height in 1968, adjusted for inflation, it would be over $10.00 an hour.
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