February 01, 2014

Democratic Women U.S. Senators Call for Minimum Wage Increase

Sen. Mazie Hirono joined the Democratic women of the Senate this week in calling toraise the minimum wage, “highlighting the fact that nearly two-thirds of workers who earn the minimum wage or less are women,” according to Hirono’s office.

"Right now, a woman who works full-time in a minimum wage job to support her kids earns just $290 a week, which adds up to just $15,000 per year – below the poverty line for a single mom," according to a press release.

Read the entire piece at: http://dc808.blogs.civilbeat.com/post/75277004789/democratic-women-u-s-senators-call-for-minimum-wage

By:  Chad Blair
Source: Honolulu Civil Beat