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5/11/09 Minimum Wage and Low Wage Workers Jacob Galante January 25, 2008
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5/11/09 Minimum Wage The current Minimum Wage in Pennsylvania is $7.15 and will be raised to $7.25 come July 2009. In Kansas, minimum wage is $2.65 In Nickel and Dimed , Barbara Ehrenreich was earning $7 in Florida
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5/11/09 Who Are Low Wage Workers? Most workers in low wage jobs are adults. Teenagers comprise only seven percent of the low-wage workforce. Nearly two-thirds of the low-wage workforce is white. In fact, the proportion of minority workers in 31.2 percent of African Americans and 40.4 percent of Latinos in contrast to 20 percent of white workers. Women make up 60 percent of the lower-paying workforce. Almost 30 percent of the female workforce is low-wage, in contrast to less than 20 percent of the male workforce. But, men have increased their share of the low-
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5/11/09 Myths about Low Wage Workers MYTH: Low-Wage jobs are the ones
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Unformatted text preview: you see in your neighborhood McDonalds. FACT: Fast food jobs constitute less than 5% of all low-end jobs MYTH: Most low-wage workers are teenagers, illegal immigrants or high school dropouts. 5/11/09 Low Wage Workers When it comes to education, it is not surprising that low-wage workers have less formal education than workers who are better paid. But, 40 percent have a high school diploma, 38 percent have at least some postsecondary education, and five percent have a college degree. The low-wage labor force overall is better educated today than it was a generation ago. This mirrors the 5/11/09 Works Cited "Fairness Initiative for Low Wage Workers." Low Wage Work . 25 Jan. 2008 <http://lowwagework.org/facts.htm>. "Minimum Wage Laws in the States." US Department of Labor . 01 Jan. 2008. 25 Jan. 2008 <http://www.dol.gov/esa/minwage/a...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course WRITING 611 taught by Professor George during the Spring '08 term at Philadelphia.

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