Majority Supports Federal Minimum Wage Increase But When Will It Happen?
Pleasant Hill – Thanks to a recent poll by Quinnipiac University we know that roughly 70 percent of the United States is in agreement when it comes to increasing the nation’s minimum wage from where it sits at the Federal Level of $7.25 an hour but the question is when will this dream become a reality for millions of workers, including those in Pleasant Hill, who struggle with living on the current Federal Minimum Wage?
Earning Less Than We Did In The 1960’s
When you compare the cost of living in California, and across the United States, right now to the cost of living in the 1960’s, especially when adjusting for inflation, it’s clear that people who are living on minimum wage now are earning less than they did in the 1960’s and minimum wage workers are keeping an eye on President Obama and Congress thanks to Washington’s for increasing the Federal Minimum wage to just over $10 per hour.
Election Year Push?
Thanks to the current midterm election year, President Obama and politicians in both the Democrat and Republican parties are supportive of raising the minimum wage this year but with congress coming off a do nothing 2013 it’s not looking like they will be able to successfully increase the Federal Minimum wage without sufficient work to get voters to demand that a Federal Minimum wage increase be approved.
More States Supportive Of Minimum Wage Increase
As of January 1st 2014 more states are supportive of a Federal Minimum wage increase including: Washington DC, New York, California, Connecticut and Washington State which just recently increased their minimum wage to $9.32 an hour.
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