— The minimum wage can’t support our families. The current federal minimum wage—at $7.25 an hour—amounts to only $15,080 a year. That’s almost $9,000 below the federal poverty line for a family of four.
— We get $7.25. They get 725%. The federal minimum wage hasn’t kept up with inflation, but CEO pay has risen 725% over the last 30 years. 80% of all real income growth has gone to the richest 1% of Americans.
— A fair change for a better life. If the federal minimum wage had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years, it would currently be at $10.55…
Sign our petition to our country’s elected officials, and we’ll deliver them during an upcoming day of action. Together, we can end the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us.” —Tell Congress: The 99% Need a Raise (via ryking)