In the 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, and soon after signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for the individuals working on new federal service contracts.
Raising the minimum wage nationwide will increase earnings for millions of workers, and boost the bottom lines of businesses across the country. While Republicans in Congress continue to block the President's proposal, a number of state legislatures and governors, mayors and city councils, and business owners have answered the President’s call and raised wages for their residents and employees.Read a report on the progress that's been made so far across the country. (This is another good laugh if you read between the lines on what is said and what is not said.)
Learn more below about why we need to raise the wage, and share this page with your friends and family.
This first map shows the current minimum wage for each state, as well as the number of workers in each state that would be affected by raising the wage to $10.10.
(We are not porting in the maps. It's not worth the time to even bother to look at.)
(Wait; did we read that right? Someone working full time, all year, may be able to afford 4 months rent in Arizona? What about the rest of the year and the rest of the bills that poor schmuck will be stuck with? SOL?)
(Did someone have to have a college degree to figure this one out?)
(Isn't this what happens when you ship all the good jobs out of the country and then flood the country with illegal immigrants?)
(Oh boy. That has to make anyone earning only $7.25 per hour real happy.)
(Wonder what would happen if people were actually paid a living wage for the work they do? Something more to the tune of $25.00 per hour? Imagine.)