The Common Good
March 2014

MAP: Does Your State Pay a Fair Wage?

by The Editors | March 2014

As the federal minimum wage stagnates at $7.25 an hour, many states have taken the lead to raise wages on their own. Where does your state stand?

 

Across the nation, people are organizing in support of increased compensation for minimum wage workers. According to Chuck Collins in “A Minimum of Justice” (Sojourners, March 2014), low-wage workers are leading this grassroots movement to reduce economic inequality.

As the federal minimum wage stagnates at $7.25 an hour, many states have taken the lead to raise wages on their own. Check out the map below to view the 21 states that now have minimum wages higher than the federal minimum wage. Where does your state stand?

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