Today on The White House Blog there is a great post which is a copy of a message sent today by Labor Secretary Tom Perez and features his friend Ms. Austraberta Rodriguez.
Mr. Perez writes “So today, if you’re ready for a country that does right by Austraberta and the nearly 28 million Americans who stand to benefit from a $10.10 minimum wage, then honor them by adding your name here
I sure did!
I just added my name to support raising the minimum wage. It was last raised to the existing $7.25 an hour on July 24, 2009 (our Iowa minimum wage rate that is, which is the same as the Federal minimum wage.) The time has come. Click here for more info about reasons to and reasons not to raise the wage.
I choked the other day seeing a loaf of bread for over $5! How much is that cheese? That much for butter!! No way!!!! Then all the other high food prices starting yelling at me. I had to run out of the grocery store!
Workers Need to Make More Bread!
How can people work and make ends meet at. It is hard to believe. My daughter questions why pay is low. She wants to move on in her life, but struggles with how she can do so. Plus recently her car died. Arin continues to work at Walgreen’s however she is in interviewing mode for another job that will pay more. (She may still continue to work at Walgreen’s.)
Click here Arin and and my readers for more information about Raising the National Minimum Wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.
I’m into the Department of Labor lately! Here is another excellent link about
Books that Shaped Work in America
I read the summary of a book titled The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker written by Janet Groth and published in 2013. I am interested in reading this book as it brings back many, many memories of my days as a receptionist (teaching me incredibly valuable work skills.) I was paid temporary worker wage way back them, which commonly was more than the minimum. Which I would say 25-30 years ago I probably received like $5-6.
I’m going to spend more time reviewing the content on this website! Very cool. The website also offers information on what each title in their growing collection of books has to do with the U.S. Department of labor.
“The Department of Labor touches almost every aspect of working in America”
Hope your Labor Day is happy and safe! Enjoy yourself!
My professional rehabilitation counseling practice is focused on helping people find a place in the workforce.