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- February 21, 2013
In this issue of our eNews — A tip for Congress from the heartland
Learn from Ohio – Amy Hanauer’s Feb. 11 op-ed in the Cincinnati Enquirer discussed what the small 15-cent an hour increase in Ohio’s minimum wage would mean to Ohio workers and our economy. It concluded, “So here’s a tip for Congress from the heartland: Raise the federal minimum wage and index it to inflation. Workers, smart employers, local businesses, and communities will all win if parents, customers, and community members have a little more in their pocket in 2013.”
We were psyched the next day when President Obama announced his proposal to raise the federal minimum and peg it to inflation. Nine dollars an hour isn’t enough but it’s a start that could begin to chip away at the inequality that’s been on the rise in the U.S.
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