A realistic minimum wage helps the overall economy

Commentary | December 27, 2006 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

It's a good thing the voters approved a COLA for the minimum wage in our state, because the federal minimum wage has been languishing for almost a decade at $5.15 an hour. That's $893 a month for a full-time job. It's a wage that generates poverty and hopelessness. That's not what we should be getting from work.

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