Minimum wage is trapped too low. CEO/worker pay gap increases widely.

For many years Congress has refused to raise the minimum wage.

Many states refuse to raise their minimum wage above the federal minimum.

Meanwhile, extremely rich people have gotten extremely more rich.

Rich people and big businesses fund Congressional candidates’ campaigns.

We must get Big Money out of election campaigns.

And we need the news media to report more vigorously on the horrible inequality between extremely rich people and everybody else.

See this powerful image about the VERY LOW federal minimum wage and the EXTREMELY HIGH INCOMES of corporate executives:

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Minimum wage and CEO inequality

Here is some more information about the federal minimum wage, which has been stuck very low for 12 years:

This week marks the 12-year anniversary of the last time the federal minimum wage was increased—to $7.25 an hour. Since July 2009, when the $7.25 minimum went into effect, it has lost 18% of its value. In its 83-year history, the federal minimum wage has never been left to stagnate for so long. Read why it’s so important to raise the wage now

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org