In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama joined a growing chorus of voices demanding that the national minimum wage be raised. Tuesday, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative George Miller (D-Calif.) announced they will introduce the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.
Right now, tens of millions of Americans are working hard stocking shelves. They’re working the line at a fast food restaurant and cleaning bathrooms in a downtown office building.
They work full-time. Some work two or three part-time jobs. They play by the rules. They contribute.