America needs an increase in minimum wage

Op-ed by Fred Hammond
Tuscaloosa News, Jul 19 2009
A coalition of faith leaders and community partners, called Let Justice Roll is calling on Congress to raise the minimum again in 2010 to $10 an hour. The grass roots organization claims this will move us closer to the goal of the “minimum standard of living necessary for health, efficiency and general well-being of workers” articulated by the Fair Labor Standards Act, which established the minimum wage in 1938.

This call to increase the minimum wage is being made even before the last phase of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 goes into effect on Friday.

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