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A Living Wage

According to the Social Security Administration, 67.3% of wage earners made less than or equal to $46,640.94. The current federal minimum wage is starvation pay and must become a living wage. If elected, I will fight for the policies below:

  • Tie the Federal Minimum Wage to Inflation, assessed district-by-district according to living costs, at a baseline of $15 per hour.
  • Co-sponsor and fight for the Paycheck Fairness Act. This act works to eliminate the wage gap by:
  • Making wages more transparent.
  • Requiring that employers prove that wage discrepancies are tied to legitimate business qualifications and not gender.
  • Prohibiting companies from taking retaliatory action against employees who raise concerns about gender-based wage discrimination.