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Benefits Living Wage

Benefits of a Living Wage
  • Living wages Benefits Workers:  Workers can provide for themselves and their families; avoiding the stress of minimum wage, holding multiple jobs to make ends meet, acquiring crippling debt, relying on financial assistance and not spending time with their families.
  • Living Wages Grow the Economy: Stock prices and corporate profits have grown while workers and their families are stuck in a recession.  The growth of pay inequality has grown.  An economy where wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few is immoral, undemocratic and unsustainable.  When consumers buy products, companies profit and the economy grows.
  • Certification encourages employers who are not currently paying a living wage to raise wages to living wage standards.