Jul 28, 2008
On July 24, the U.S. minimum wage increased by 70¢ to $6.55. What does that mean for anyone trying to survive in an economy costing us more every day? Barely a drop in the bucket.
How many people can pay rent, food, gas and electric, telephone and transportation to work on wages like those – plus raise a family?
The new minimum comes to less than $1200 a month – if you’re working full time.
Minimum? No, it’s pitiful!