Sound Off: Is the new minimum wage high enough?

Journal Star, Jun 24 2008
The federal minimum wage rises today from $5.85 to $6.55 per hour, the second of three annual steps up to $7.25.

The grumbling among some business interests and economists has resumed as advocates for the poor ask for more.

In Nebraska, the change will apply to a few thousand people, about 0.5 percent of hourly wage earners, who are paid the minimum.

The Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign is calling for a minimum wage of $10 in 2010 as “the least we can do to make up lost ground and bring the minimum wage closer to an adequate living standard.”

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