Take Action in Inglewood to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

The minimum wage can’t support our families. The current federal minimum wage, $7.25 an hour, amounts to only $15,080 a year. That’s more than $7,000 below the federal poverty line for a family of four. Women and people of color are affected the most.
Isn’t it time to raise the minimum wage?
Come out to the Inglewood City Council meeting this Tuesday, where Council Member Ralph L. Franklin will introduce a resolution to support a federal minimum wage increase. SEIU 721 members and supporters are encouraged to attend. We need to stand up for fairness and better wages for workers across the country.
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7:00 p.m.
Inglewood City Hall
One Manchester Blvd., 9th Floor
Inglewood, CA 90301
RSVP to let us know you will be there.
It has been three years since workers saw an increase in the minimum wage. Tipped workers haven’t seen a pay increase since 1991. Right now, tipped workers get just $2.13 an hour!
The Rebuild America Act, introduced by Senator Tom Harkin, would increase the minimum wage in three steps over three years, from $7.25 to $9.80 per hour. The rate would then be indexed to inflation each year thereafter. It would also raise the minimum wage of tipped workers significantly.
Increasing the federal minimum wage would raise pay for more than 28 million Americans and help create 100,000 new full-time jobs.
Be there on Tuesday night to urge the Inglewood City Council to pass Council Member Franklin’s resolution. Taking action will build momentum in the nationwide movement to raise the minimum wage.