Let Justice Roll in the News

Jul 23 2012 Institute for Public Accuracy

Excerpt: Ariel Jacobson is senior associate in the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s Economic Justice Program...

Holly Sklar
Jun 4 2012 Distributed in Massachusetts by American Forum: Fall River Herald News, Taunton Daily Gazette, Sun Chronicle, Providence Journal, more

Massachusetts led the nation when it passed the first state minimum wage law a hundred years ago on June 4, 1912. Today, it is a laggard.

Patricia Smith
Feb 20 2012 New York Times Upfront
Excerpt: Holly Sklar of Let Justice Roll, a group working to raise the minimum wage, says that the decline in the value of those paychecks keeps the rest of the economy from flourishing.

"You can't really have a...
Courtney Dufford
Jan 29 2012 Journal Standard (IL)

The Occupy Wall Street movement has brought the growing issue of income inequality to the forefront of public discourse in hundreds of cities and towns across the country. Nevertheless, many are still wondering what specific changes the movement...

Melissa Topey
Jan 1 2012 Sandusky Register

An estimated 347,000 workers in the state will see their paychecks increase slightly, according to Policy...

Holly Sklar
Jul 22 2011 McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Big company CEOs got a 23 percent raise last year and corporate profits are at record highs. But the minimum wage has less buying power now than in 1956 – the year...

Andrew Damstedt
Mar 16 2011 The Sentinel (Maryland)
A job creator or a job killer is the debate circling two bills that would raise the minimum wage.

A bill backed by Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Fort Washington, in Congress would raise the minimum wage for tipped employees, while...
Gregory Tejeda
Mar 8 2011 Northwest Indiana Times
CHICAGO | Religious leaders and labor activists in the South Chicago and East Side neighborhoods said Tuesday they want Illinois lawmakers to approve an increase in the state's minimum wage.

Illinois' minimum wage is $8.25...