BARE MINIMUM: WHY WE NEED TO RAISE WAGES FOR AMERICA'S LOWEST-PAID FAMILIES

GCPI Minimum Wage Report

REPORT | April 2018

Bare Minimum: Why We Need to Raise Wages for America’s Lowest-Paid Families

This is a report on working people and their struggle to make a living when paid the federal minimum wage. The report makes a case for raising wages that is grounded in history, economics, movements across the country, and the lived experience of our nation’s lowest-paid working people, with a particular focus on eliminating the tipped minimum wage and the subminimum wage for working people with disabilities.

Elisa Minoff, Indi Dutta-Gupta, Kali Grant & Anita Li

FACT SHEET | April 2018

A Civil Rights Issue: The Tipped Minimum Wage & Working People of Color

Eliminating the tipped minimum wage would help redress the racial and gender iniquities that are rooted in the racist origins of the tipped minimum wage and that still exist today.

Anita Li

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