The Fair Minimum Wage Act Of 2012
Working families are struggling to make ends meet. Today, even if you work 40 hours a week at a minimum wage job, you still only make around $15,000 a year.
I urge you to join Representative George Miller as a co-sponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2012.
It has been three years since workers saw a minimum wage increase and the real value of the minimum wage today buys less than it did in 1956.
And while the regular minimum wage has not increased in three years, our nationís tipped workers have not seen a raise in their required pay since 1991. Their minimum hourly rate is just $2.13 when tips cover the rest.
Itís time to raise the minimum wage.
The minimum wage is about valuing and respecting work. Anyone who works hard and plays by the rules should not live in poverty. Yet 47 million Americans now qualify as the working poor. Raising the minimum wage helps families by making ends meet. By increasing the minimum wage, workers have more money to spend, especially in their local communities.
Hard working men and women deserve to ability to work and earn enough to take care of their families. Please co-sponsor The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2012 today.
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