UU Justice Action (JustAct) News
July 2012: Urge Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage!
The UUA has been a long time advocate for raising the minimum wage to a living wage in partnership with Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) and other interfaith partners. Please join us on tomorrow’s anniversary of the last minimum wage increase and advocate for working families. The minimum wage has not been raised since 2009!
Please see action alert from IWJ below and call your representatives. – UUA Witness Ministries Team
The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour and doesn't support working families in America. All faith traditions affirm the dignity of work—jobs providing the means to live safely and comfortably. It's time we raise the federal minimum wage.
CLICK HERE TO URGE CONGRESS TO RAISE THE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE AND SUPPORT WORKING FAMILIES.
Putting money back into the pockets of America's workers is the right thing to do for the economy and workers. If the federal minimum wage kept up with inflation during the last 40 years, it would be $10.55.
You can join advocates and people of faith across the country telling elected officials and candidates seeking office to stand with us in raising the federal minimum wage and making it an election-year issue.
TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
Together we can do this,
P.S. TOMORROW, JULY 24, IS THE NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO RAISE THE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE. JOIN OTHER ADVOCATES AND TELL CONGRESS TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE!
Note: Kim Bobo, Executive Director of IWJ joined us at this year’s Justice General Assembly to speak about wage theft and vulnerable workers, including migrant workers. See video here.
See www.uua.org/economic for UUA resources on economic justice.