Friday, May 9, 2014

A "Living Wage" vs. A "Minimum Wage"

For months there has been a national campaign, started by fast food workers, to say that they "Can't Survive On $7.35," which is the federal minimum wage.  Individual states can set a higher minimum wage for workers in their state.

Currently there are efforts to raise the minimum wage to $10.10.  Seattle is often cited as a model since the minimum wage there was recently raised to $15.

Yet is even $15/hr. a "living wage"?  What is the difference between "minimum wage" and "a living wage"?  What are the justice issues involved in the wages we pay our employees?

CLICK HERE to read an informative article on the issue:  "Is minimum wage hike just a baby step?" by Vinnie Rotondaro, published in, April 30, 2014.

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