TEXANS NEED A RAISE

ON JANUARY 1, 2017

 

SAW INCREASES IN MINIMUM WAGES 

TEXAS WAS NOT ONE OF THEM. 

18 STATES

THE TIME IS NOW

The state minimum wage of $7.25 an hour condemns hundreds of thousands of working people to poverty, costs taxpayers and shuts out business customers.

 

The minimum wage needs to rise significantly. Paying full-time workers a wage that keeps them mired in poverty is wrong and should not be the Texas way.  When low-wage workers get a boost, the extra money flows to their communities in short order. Businesses benefit when more working people can afford their products and services.

 

It is high time for Texas to join 29 other states in raising the minimum wage above a federal level that has become a victim of congressional gridlock after decades of bipartisan support for a decent wage floor.

THE HARD TRUTH

38%

TX WORKING FAMILIES MAKE LESS THAN 47,000/YR FOR A FAMILY OF 4

RANK #1 OUT OF 50 STATES

MORE THAN 400,000 WORKERS MAKE AT OR BELOW $7.25. MORE THAN ALL OTHER STATES. 

2.4 MILLION TEXANS

WOULD RECEIVE A PAY INCREASE IF THE STATE ADOPTED A MINIMUM WAGE of $10.10/HR  

FROM CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY PRIORITIES

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