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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Raising Wages, Reducing Inequality, Sustaining Families: Why raising the minimum wage is a civil and human rights issue

This report, an update of our 2014 report, Improving Wages, Improving Lives: Why raising the minimum wage is a civil and human rights issue, is part of our continuing collaborative efforts to raise awareness among the civil rights and other communities about the need for stronger minimum wage policy to advance equity and fair pay for individuals and families struggling in low-paying jobs. We hope our allies and partners throughout the country benefit from the report’s narrative and associated resources to advance their respective work.

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Full report (PDF)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Current State of Minimum Wage

The Minimum Wage and Civil and Human Rights

Recent Progress

Waiting for Congress

Conclusions and Recommendations

Our Members