At 10:00a on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce will be hosting a Hearing in room 2175 Rayburn House office Building to discuss “Mandating the Minimum Wage: Consequences for Workers and Small Businesses.”
One year ago, Wednesday December 20, 2017, the sweeping tax overhaul was passed by the GOP controlled Congress and approved by the White House. This stunning gift to corporations – dramatically reducing the top corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% – was lauded as a sound strategy for netting higher wages for employees.
The current federal minimum wage is $7.25, and has remained at this level since 2009. Many states have deviated from this though, however the deviation is always based on a certain percent above minimum wage.
According to USA Today, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is the richest person in the World. His net worth is a staggering $151 billion. Sadly, Bezos’ extreme wealth is at the detriment of the Amazon’s 613,300 employees whose median annual compensation was “$28,466 (2017), according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.”
Now is the opportunity to voice your objection to this type of disparity that results in many parents having to hold two jobs to make ends meet. Let’s make sure corporations deliver on their promise last December 2017. It’s okay to protect small businesses, Mom & Pops typically aren’t the billionaires. But mega corporations such as Amazon should certainly be paying a higher minimum wage.
Call or email your House Representative TODAY and share your views: https://www.house.gov/representatives !
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