Michigan workers haven't received a raise since 2008 after lawmakers acted in 2006. Meanwhile, corporate profits have skyrocketed, income inequalities have deepened, and today's minimum wage is near poverty. Everyone who works hard and plays by the rules should be able to afford their basic needs and provide for their family. Sign up to volunteer and help the campaign.
Today, Lansing refuses to raise the minimum wage, so it's up to the people of Michigan to lead. It’s ordinary people like us who need to make our voices heard.
It's time to Raise Michigan. Increasing the state's current minimum wage of $7.40 per hour is about more than fairness, it's about strengthening our economy. More money in peoples' pockets means more money in our local economy helping small businesses. Lansing politicians need to act now to increase the minimum wage to $10.10.
Raise Michigan has launched a ballot campaign to let the voters in Michigan raise the minimum wage - because Lansing refuses to act!
The proposal would:
- Raise the minimum wage from $7.40 to $10.10 an hour by January of 2017.
- Ensure the minimum wage keeps up with the cost of living, based on the Consumer Price Index.
- Guarantee that eventually tipped workers, like waiters and waitresses, earn the full minimum wage. They are currently paid only $2.65 an hour and would receive a $.85 an hour increase each year until tipped workers are paid the full minimum wage.
Volunteer and help the campaign today.
1. Raising awareness at public events, church groups and union halls.
( because I have. Background in public speaking).
2. Organizing and training to collect the signatures necessary for our I initiative to be placed on the ballot.
( I have assisted in the coordination of past ballot I motives for working class families in Michigan)
3. Lastly, I am willing to volunteer wherever the campaign need help.