Rally for Better Wages

WalMart_Protest

Rally for Better Wages

Wednesday, July 24th

Noon


Wal-Mart
10000 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44130

Why are we protesting in front of Wal-Mart?

  • Wal-Mart is making big profits but paying poverty wages.
  • Low wages hurt working families in our community who struggle to make ends meet and hurt our local economy.
  • It’s time for Wal-Mart and other low-wage employers to raise wages right now to lift families out of poverty and lift up our economy.
  • We also need our elected officials to take action to raise the minimum wage by supporting The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, which would:
    • Raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 by 2015, in three steps of 95 cents each.
    • Adjust the minimum wage each year to keep pace with the rising cost of living starting in 2016 – a key policy reform known as “indexing,” which ten states are already using to prevent the minimum wage from falling in value each year.
    • Raise the minimum wage for tipped workers – which has been frozen at a meager $2.13 per hour for more than twenty years – to 70% of the minimum wage.
  • July 24th marks four years since the federal minimum wage was raised to $7.25, which is only $15,000 a year—less than the poverty level for a family of four.
  • We need both elected officials and the big low-wage employers to take action now and give working families a raise.

For more information, contact:

Pam Rosado, Event Organizer
Fight for a Fair Economy Ohio
Phone: 216-361-9801
[email protected]

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