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Family-Supporting Jobs

We Value:  Family-Supporting Jobs

 

What we need: Jobs with benefits that pay enough to support families in dignity and offer hope for a better future.

Marilynn’s Story

The jobs I work are often invisible to the public.  However they are very important to families and community health and safety.  In each of these jobs I was paid minimum wage.

Click here to read more of Marilynn’s story.

 

Get the Facts:

  • Over the last forty years, the real value of the federal minimum wage has fallen by close to 30%.
  • The ranks of the working poor now exceed 47 million.  Today the minimum wage is far too low to sustain working families.
  • Women make up less than half of the workforce, but 55% of poverty-wage workers.

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What You Can Do:

  • Tell us your story of the need for family-supporting jobs.
  • Take action now to support the Fair Minimum Wage Act. Click here to tell your U.S. Congress member that hard work deserves fair pay.
  • Sign up for action alerts on campaigns on minimum wage, work supports, unemployment insurance or other local policies.

Click here to see the policies that we support.