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Huffington Post: Raising The Minimum Wage Is A Really, Really Popular Idea

“Fifty-three percent of all Americans say that raising the minimum wage will help workers, while just a third see the idea as a negative.

Proposals to raise the minimum hourly wage to $10.10, $12 and $15 are all popular, but there’s more backing for a smaller wage hike. Sixty-six percent of Americans support a $10.10 federal minimum wage; 59 percent support $12 and 48 percent support $15.

Public support for a $15 minimum has remained roughly steady since last summer, although advocates have racked up legislative victories in New York and California, which both announced plans for a minimum wage hike.”

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Trump on the Minimum Wage

From Priorities USA Action

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Cleveland $15 Minimum Wage Heading to the November Ballot

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California to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

From Reuters:
“A deal has been reached to raise California’s minimum wage, Governor Jerry Brown said on Monday, adding to a wave of minimum wage increases at state level in the United States.

In a brief statement, Brown described it as a “landmark deal” and said he would release details at a press conference later on Monday.

A legislative source said the proposal, which still must win approval from moderate lawmakers in the state assembly, would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15, but give the governor the right to opt out if the economy was struggling.”

 

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By |March 28th, 2016|News Coverage, Uncategorized|Comments Off on California to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

Thirteen Reasons Why it’s Time for a Raise – #1 Raising the federal minimum wage will boost the economy

The Economic Policy Institute estimates a federal minimum wage raise to $10.50 would raise the wages of over 30 million workers, stimulating the economy by $32.6 billion. Also, the Chicago Federal Reserve estimated in 2011 that for every dollar increase in the hourly pay for a minimum wage worker would result in $2,800 in new consumer spending.

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Thirteen Reasons why it’s Time for a Raise – #13 Raising the federal minimum wage will help save social security

Raising the federal minimum wage would have a “spillover effect” to different parts of the economy. As wages grow, other parts of the economy will see

A study by the Economic Policy Institute found that by raising wages for the working class, there would be an increase in social security contributions, leading to more money in the Social Security Trust Fund, and could eliminate up to 75% of the current shortfall in Social Security.

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