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Uniting Not To Be Defeated:
Low-Wage Workers Rally To Raise Minimum Wage
Workers in low-wage jobs, car washers, taxi drivers, airport workers, daycare providers, restaurant workers and retail employees joined in solidarity with
organized labor,community organizations, religious leaders and politicians to demand better pay, benefits and working conditions for ALL workers. They rallied to call for fair wages on the three-year anniversary of the last increase to the federal minimum wage. The Day of Action in over 30 U.S. cities was in support of legislation in Congress to raise the minimum wage to $9.80 by 2014. The rallies followed on the heel of new data showing that large corporations with more than 100 employees hire the majority of the country's low-wage workers (66%) - and that their recovery signals it is time to improve wages for the lowest-paid workers. New data from the Economic Policy Institute also shows the wide-ranging impact a minimum wage raise would have on America's workers and on improving the economic growth.
Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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