Living Wage..

Submitted by Bill Crosier on February 12, 2006 - 1:17pm. :: |

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WHEREAS The minimum wage in the State of Texas will be $6.55 per hour in July, 2008, which for a full time worker, yields $13,624 per year, which is $3500.00 below the poverty level for a family of three; and

WHEREAS The poverty level wage is approximately one half of what a family of three needs to have a living wage, that is, to live without dependence on social services in Texas;

WHEREAS Studies have shown that raising the minimum wage does not result in the feared loss of jobs; and

WHEREAS All people, regardless of their occupation deserve a wage sufficient to be an incentive to productivity and pride, and allow them to adequately provide for themselves and their families; be it therefore be it

RESOLVED That the State Legislature enact legislation to require employers to pay at least $11.00 per hour to all hourly employees, regardless of any benefits that are provided; and be it further

RESOLVED That the State Legislature pass legislation to require employers to pay "time and a half" to all hourly employees who work over 40 hours per week.

The original version of this resolution, entitled "Minimum Wage Vs. a Living Wage", was written by Bobby Caldwell 2/11/06.
This version was revised by C. Crosier, Feb. 2008

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