Let Justice Roll Urges Faith Leaders to Endorse Call for $10 in 2010
On Thursday, July 24, the federal minimum wage will increase from $5.85 to $6.55 an hour, providing a much-needed but inadequate boost to workers and our economy. The $6.55 minimum wage will still leave workers with less buying power than they had in 1997 at the start of the longest period in history without a raise. Even after the minimum wage rises to $7.25 in July 2009, it will be far below the minimum wage of 1968, which is worth $9.86 now. The Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign, a nonpartisan coalition of more than 90 faith, community, labor and business organizations, has launched the $10 in 2010 campaign to raise the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour in 2010.Continue Reading