“Reform Jewish Leader Welcomes Senate Passage of Minimum Wage Increase” by Rabbi David Saperstein

Reference: Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Saperstein:Thanks to the voices and efforts of so many Americans who believe that hard work deserves fair pay, the Senate now stands ready to join with the House, which has already passed a clean minimum wage increase bill, to help meet the needs of the more than 13 million Americans who will benefit from a minimum wage increase.

Washington, D.C. February 1, 2007- In response to today’s Senate passage of H.R. 2, the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007, Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:

“Although imperfect, today’s Senate passage of legislation to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 is a pledge to do more for the millions of Americans who work full time and still live below the federal poverty level.

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February 1, 2007