October 8, 2014

Walker argues $7.25 is a living wage

Daily Kos - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's administration has rejected the request of a group of low-wage workers to use an unusual Wisconsin law saying that the state's minimum wage has to be a living wage. The reasoning for refusing to raise the minimum wage? They're claiming $7.25 is a living wage:

"The department has determined that there is no reasonable cause to believe that the wages paid to the complainants are not a living wage," Robert Rodriguez, administrator of DWD's Equal Rights Division, wrote in the denial letter.

$7.25 an hour is below the poverty threshold for a family of two. A minimum wage worker would have to work 81 hours a week to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Wisconsin.

1 comment:

Sandra Lee said...

Unfortunately it is very difficult to argue with the government according such topics. Ordinary worker has no power to change the situation. Obviously it is possible to make strikes, but there are so many unsatisfied people, and still nothing is changed. Everybody who can count must understand that there is no possibility to live on such small salary. Fortunately it is available to take fast cash loans that can help to live to the next salary and make for the regular payments.