Thursday, June 20, 2013
Petition for living wages
You know what's happening. Wages have been stagnant for a generation, and the fastest growing jobs in our economy are also the lowest paid. Fast food, retail, home health, childcare and security jobs are growing, they don’t pay enough to even cover all the basic necessities like food, clothing and rent.
It doesn't have to be this way.
The needs of low-wage workers have been ignored for far too long. This Friday, we’re going to be joining forces with fast food workers in New York City, retail sales clerks in Chicago, and military uniform makers in Tennessee on the Raise Up America Campaign. Members of Congress who are ready to take real action on these issues will be joining workers who are tired of barely getting by.
Huge corporations like Walmart and McDonald’s need to get this message loud and clear: Raising wages and treating working well isn't just the right thing to do, it also means millions of families will have more money to spend in their communities, helping to strengthen our entire economy.