Let Justice Roll in the News

Roger Meissen
Jul 28 2009 Fulton Sun
Employees across the country started receiving more money on Friday, as the new federal minimum wage raised worker pay.

As wages increased to $7.25...

K. McStay
Jul 25 2009 Herald Democrat
Increasing the minimum wage to $7.25, may not affect the majority of Texoma residence, said Bob Rhoden of Workforce Solutions Texoma.

According to information from Texas Industry Profiles, the mean wage for the Sherman/Denison area is $16.06,...

Scott Mayerowitz
Jul 24 2009 ABC News

Workers in 38 States Will See Higher Paychecks Starting Today

Isaiah Reed barely gets by, working about 20 hours a week on the grill at a Nashville, Tenn., Wendy's. His...

Jul 24 2009 Democracy Now

And a rise in the minimum wage takes effect today, increasing to $7.25 an hour from $6.55 an hour. The Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign says today’s rate is still lower than the 1956 minimum wage of $7.93 in real...

Ken Brooker-Langston
Jul 24 2009 Baltimore Sun

Today, the minimum wage rises to $7.25 an hour, boosting more than 2 million hardworking employees one step up the ladder of economic opportunity.

The working poor needed this increase. Minimum-...

Michael E. Kanell
Jul 24 2009 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Extra 70 cents will put squeeze on employers 
at wrong time, some critics say

The much-debated increase in the minimum wage...

John Krerowicz
Jul 24 2009 Kenosha News
Some fear move will prolong recession

Today’s federal minimum wage increase is an unwanted visitor, according to restaurant owner Ken Anderson.

“This is one of the worst times it could possibly come,” said...

Jul 24 2009 Bemidji Pioneer (MN)
An economic stimulus of a different sort takes effect today, as the federal minimum wage rises from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour. The move will create an extra $5.5 billion in consumer spending over the next year, Obama administration officials...
Jul 24 2009 Kansas City InfoZine
Holly Sklar is author of the report "Raise the Minimum Wage to $10 in 2010" and the book "Raise The Floor: Wages and Policies That Work For All Of Us," Sklar said yesterday: "The minimum wage is stuck in the 1950s. With the raise to $7.25, the...
John Henderson
Jul 24 2009 Rocky Mount Telegram (NC)

Teleasa Ellis got a 70-cent-per-hour raise Friday, thanks to a federal increase in the minimum wage.

Ellis, who works at The Wash House Laundromat in Rocky Mount, is among the local employees who had been earning the minimum wage of $6....