The letter below will be submitted to policymakers in support of pending legislation that would raise the U.S. minimum wage to $10.50 per hour. The bill, which is titled the “Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2013,” is sponsored by Congressman Alan Grayson.
As noted in the petition itself, we have also prepared a technical appendix and set of references covering all the points raised in the petition.
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We, the undersigned professional economists, support the “Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2013,” sponsored by Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida. This measure would raise the federal minimum wage from its current level of $7.25, established in 2009, to $10.50 per hour, and with automatic increases indexed to inflation thereafter.