|English: This is a history of minimum wage increases under the 1938 act. This is current as of September 2009, with the inflation adjustment going to August 2009, the latest data. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
For the first time since World War II, wages have been declining while the gulf between the middle class and the ultra-wealthy continues to grow. Moms and dads are working harder, but falling farther behind.
As we move out of this recession and into better times, we must make the important choices necessary to expand opportunity and grow the ranks of a diverse middle class.
Right now the U.S. Senate is considering legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.
Please join me, the Democratic Governors Association and my O'Say Can You See PAC in urging the Senate to pass this important minimum wage bill. Sign our petition here.
The work of justice is rooted in the calling of conscience to action. And that includes raising the minimum wage to give dignity to every family that works hard and plays by the rules.
We're beginning work to raise wage in Maryland. Let's urge Congress to take action as well.
Sign the DGA/O'Say Can You See PAC joint petition to raise the federal minimum wage today.