Poverty
Minimum Wage
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Raising Wages

Broad-based wage growth could make a significant dent in the poverty rate. Read the report

A federal minimum wage of $12.00 in 2020 would return the wage floor to about the same position in the overall wage distribution that it had in 1968, when it was at its historical peak. Read the report

Net national gains enjoyed as a result of expanded trade will be much lower than the gross losses suffered by workers on the losing end of the TPP. Read the report

Policy choices led to wage stagnation, and policy choices can fix it. The Agenda to Raise America’s pay is an 11-point set of concrete, doable policies to get Americans’ wages rising again. Read the agenda

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