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Jean Hay Bright on Jobs

 


Raise the minimum wage, then adjust it annually

The federal minimum wage is no longer a fair day's pay for a decent day's work. That needs to change. The federal minimum wage should be a living wage for a single adult. Since a living wage can vary greatly across the country, we may need to regionalize that minimum. And that minimum should be adjusted annually, just as Social Security is adjusted, to account for cost of living increases.
Source: Speech to Southern Maine Labor Council - Portland Mar 1, 2006

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