Thursday, March 14th, the U.S. Senate will hold the first committee hearing on The Fair Minimum Wage Act (FMWA) of the 113th Congress. On Tuesday, March 5th U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) announced the introduction of the FMWA to raise the federal minimum wage. Harkin and Miller’s proposal would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from its current $7.25—in three steps of 95 cents—then provide for automatic annual increases linked to changes in the cost of living. Harkin and Miller’s bill would also gradually raise the minimum wage for tipped workers—which currently stands at just $2.13 an hour—for the first time in more than 20 years, to 70 percent of the regular minimum wage. During Thursday’s hearing, U.S. Senators will discuss whether or not indexing the federal minimum wage will help Americans keep pace with a changing economy. Here at ROC, we believe indexing the federal minimum wage is absolutely necessary.
Please tell your members of Congress that you support the FMWA and indexing the federal minimum wage.
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