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hours at minimum wage needed to afford rent. access the whole report here: http://nlihc.org/oor/2012

In NO state can a minimum wage worker afford a two-bedreoom unit at Fair Market Rent, working a standard work week. “In one in five American adults worked for poverty-level wages, million of whom earned wages at or below the federal minimum.

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N.J. is one of the most expensive places to rent in the country, new study says

If you’re not ready to buy a home, renting an apartment is usually your best bet. According to a new report, these are the minimum hourly wages you need to earn in each state in order to rent an average two bedroom apartment.

When you hear the lies these companies cannot afford to pay their employees a higher minimum wage, just take a look at the top exec. compensation and see the truth.

A very true & excellent comment from the previous pinner: When you hear the lies these companies cannot afford to pay their employees a higher minimum wage, just take a look at the top exec. compensation and see the truth.

McDonald's Literally Cannot Imagine How Its Workers Would Survive on the Minimum Wage...duh....minimum wage is not a living wage! :/

McDonald's Literally Cannot Imagine How Its Workers Would Survive on the Minimum Wage

McDonald's Can't Figure Out How Its Workers Survive on Minimum Wage. they have to assume their workers have a second job. we need a living wage not a minimum wage.

Raise The Minimum Wage so that those working 40+ hours a week don't have to live in poverty...

Min wage is just that . If you are unable to start at the min and progress to a higher level over time, then perhaps you should not start a family you clearly cannot support. Increasing min wage will just increase the overall cost of living.

When you say "this only affects pimply teenagers," what you're really saying is "I have no idea what America is like right now."  FACTS about minimum wage workers.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=626690430698775=a.190167221017767.44131.186219261412563=1

The Quickest Way To Kick-Start The Economy Is To Do Something Very Simple

Raising the Minimum Wage for women and families everywhere, by YWCA USA. #GenderGap #CivilRights #WOC

This infographic from the YWCA highlights the disproportionate impact of the minimum wage on women, specifically women of color, and illustrates the injustice of low wages.

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