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What $10.10 Would Mean For Your State. Raise The Wage.


 

By Jueseppi B.

Chicago Raise the Min Wage Rally

 

What $10.10 would mean for your state

 

What $10.10 would mean for your state

In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.

That would benefit more than 28 million workers — helping families across the country make ends meet.

But exactly how would it help? We’ll show you.

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In his State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, and soon after signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for the individuals working on new federal service contracts.

Raising the minimum wage nationwide will increase earnings for millions of workers, and boost the bottom lines of businesses across the country. Learn more below, and share this page with your friends and family.

This first map shows the current minimum wage for each state, as well as the number of workers in each state that would be affected by raising the wage to $10.10.

Raising the federal minimum wage would not only benefit more than 28 million workers across the country, but 19 million workers from all types of households would see a direct increase in their wages.

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Today, the real value of the minimum wage has fallen by nearly one-third since its peak in 1968. And right now, a full-time minimum wage worker makes $14,500 a year, which leaves too many families struggling to make ends meet.

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Raising the minimum wage will help millions of Americans

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How could a $10.10 minimum wage help workers make ends meet?

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