Let Justice Roll in the News

Patricia Smith
Oct 5 2009 New York Times Upfront (Scholastic Magazine)
This summer's minimum-wage hike means more money in the pockets of working teens. But is there a downside?

Sixteen-year-old Steve Wayne, who worked this summer as a lifeguard and swim teacher in Idaho Falls, was thrilled to see...
Theresa Laurence
Sep 4 2009 Tennessee Register
As the country celebrates Labor Day on Sept. 7, a national holiday dedicated to the achievements of the American worker, many low wage employees will not be enjoying a relaxing day...
Carmen Blanco
Aug 11 2009 Catholic News Service
Workers in 30 states and the District of Columbia have been impacted by the [July] 24 increase in the federal minimum wage from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour, but the question of whether the increase will help or hurt the economy remains to be seen....
Ana Aguayo
Springdale, AR
Aug 8 2009 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
As a community organization dedicated to fighting for workers' rights and social justice, we at the Northwest Arkansas Workers Justice Center strongly support the struggle of low-wage income workers living in poverty.

We join Let...
Aug 1 2009 Wichita Eagle Editorial Dept. WE Blog

Pro-con on minimum wage


Bradford Bowen
Jul 30 2009 Northwest Arkansas Times

The July 24 raise in the federal minimum wage to $7.25 per hour, the last of three such increases enacted by Congress in 2007, will help millions of workers cope with the rising price of food, housing and other basic items. Extra earnings of up...

Charles Hallman
Jul 29 2009 Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
On July 24, the federal minimum wage rose from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour. Most of the 10 occupations projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to have the largest employment growth during 2006-2016 will have disproportionately high numbers of...
Lindsay Perna
Jul 29 2009 USA Today/Religion News Service
WASHINGTON — Religious leaders and advocates, not satisfied with the 70-cent rise in the federal minimum wage that went into effect on Friday, are calling on congressional leaders to hike it up to $10 by 2010.

Even after the increase to $7.25...

Joshua A. Goldberg
Jul 29 2009 Christian Post

More than 600 faith leaders from all 50 states have endorsed a letter calling for state and federal officials to raise the minimum wage to $10 in 2010.

More than 600 faith...