Wednesday, January 01, 2020
It Is Time To Significantly Raise The Minimum Wage
If you oppose raising the minimum wage, then you obviously don't have to live on it, or try to support a family on it. The truth is that the federal minimum wage is not a livable wage (for a single person or a family). Paying a worker the federal minimum wage is forcing that worker to live in poverty -- and it constitutes a theft of labor by employers who do it.
The minimum wage must be raised, and not by just a tiny amount. It needs to be raised significantly -- and $15 an hour would not be too much.
Here's what the editorial board of The New York Times has to say about raising the minimum wage.