New Report Highlights the Stories of 8 People Trying to Make Ends Meet with Low Wages
Raising wages is more than a question of economics. It’s a question of values that forces us to grapple with whether we as a nation value the people who are the engine of our economy. In “Bare Minimum: Why We Need to Raise Wages for America’s Lowest-Paid Families,” The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality make the case for raising wages that is grounded in history, economics, and movements across the country, but particularly in the lived experience of our nation’s lowest-paid working people. The report tells the stories of eight working people from across the country trying to make ends meet on incomes just above the federal minimum wage and makes recommendations for how we can pay people fairly for the important work that they do.