MINIMUM WAGE

NEW REPORT | April 2018

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

The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality released “Bare Minimum: Why We Need to Raise Wages for America’s Lowest-Paid Families,” a report on working people and their struggle to make a living when paid the federal minimum wage or tips. The report makes a case for raising wages that is grounded in history, economics, and movements across the country, but particularly in the lived experience of our nation’s lowest-paid working people.

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

FACT SHEET | October 2018

A Civil Rights Issue: The Tipped Minimum Wage & Wage Theft

Raising the minimum wage, improving wage theft protections, and eliminating the tipped minimum wage can help ensure workers’ receive their legally owed earnings and improve their economic security.

Christopher Brown, Anita Li, Indi Dutta-Gupta, Laura Tatum, Emily Chatterjee

FACT SHEET | October 2018

A Civil Rights Issue: Sexual Harassment & The Tipped Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage and eliminating the tipped minimum wage would empower workers to report and address sexual harassment in the workforce and would be especially beneficial to women.  

Christopher Brown, Anita Li, Laura Tatum, June Zeitlin, Arielle Atherley

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 that still exist today.

Anita Li

REPORT | April 2015

Raising Wages, Reducing Inequality, Sustaining Families: Why Raising the Minimum Wage is a Civil and Human Rights Issue

In partnership with The Leadership Conference Education Fund, the center released provides an updated take on the importance of raising the minimum wage as a civil and human rights issue.

Indi Dutta-Gupta & Kali Grant 

 

 

REPORT | October 2014

Improving Wages, Improving Lives: Why raising the minimum wage is a civil and human rights issue

In partnership with The Leadership Conference Education Fund, the center examines how the nation’s historically low minimum wage is an important driver of poverty and income inequality and examines the current state of minimum wage policy on the state and federal level, as well as the far-reaching benefits of a minimum wage increase.

FEATURE | October 2014

Ten Solutions to Fight Economic Inequality

The center joins some of DC’s leading experts on poverty and inequality to identify top solutions to ensure a more fair U.S. economy.

BLOG | April 2016

The Tipped Minimum Wage Hasn’t Budged in 25 Years. That’s a Problem.

Read the center’s latest blog on the 25th anniversary of the tipped minimum wage.

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