Ten Years Without a Raise
The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 for ten years. That’s $290 a week, $15,000 a year. In that time, the cost of living has continued to climb, leaving millions of families working harder than ever, but falling behind.
We can do better. The Raise the Wage Act of 2019 would gradually raise the wage to $15 by 2024. This map illustrates how it would benefit nearly 40 million workers – 27 percent of the workforce. Read our full report.