Wage History And The Case For A Living Wage

A conservative friend of mine was astonished to learn that a couple with two children in his town would need an income of $52,000 per year to live there. “I’m a CPA and I’ve had partners who didn’t make $57,000 some years,” he said.

That sounds about right, yet we have come to the point where a living wage, defined as the minimum hourly income necessary for a worker to afford basic needs, is close to the U.S. median family income. Nearly half of the USworkforce are unable to meet all of their families basic needs without some assistance from relatives or the government.

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