Empty Anniversary: Minimum Wage Stuck as Poverty Climbs

Institute for Public Accuracy, Jul 23 2012

Excerpt: Ariel Jacobson is senior associate in the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s Economic Justice Program, an international human rights organization based in Cambridge, Mass. and is on the board on Let Justice Roll. She said today: “Raising the minimum wage is an economic necessity and a moral issue that should weigh on our national conscience. The least we can do is to make up lost ground and bring the minimum wage closer to the adequate living standard it was intended to be. Raising the minimum wage is a moral and economic imperative for the future of our workers and communities, our economy and our democracy.”

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