Action Alert: Federal Minimum Wage

Last week, Democratic leadership in Congress reintroduced the Raise the Wage Act (H. R. 582) in the House with 181 cosponsors and companion bill (S. 150) in the Senate with 31 cosponsors. This legislation, if enacted into law, would raise the federal minimum wage to $8.55 this year and increase the federal wage floor over the next five years to reach $15 per hour in 2024.

Following 2024, the law would also call for additional incremental adjustments to the minimum wage to keep pace with national inflation patterns. Additionally, it would seek to phase out the tipped workers wage system.

This is one of the planks of the 2016 National Party Platform and now that we have a majority in the House, it’s time to act.

Express support for HR582 which will increase the Federal Minimum wage to $15 per hour. Contact our Congressman:

                        Tom O’Halleran – 202-225-3361

                        Email – https://ohalleran.house.gov/contact

Read more: What The Raise The Wage Act Could Mean For Women – Forbes

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