All work has value, all workers have dignity, and no job should pay a poverty wage. The minimum wage is meant to be a floor that will support workers' basic needs. Therefore, the minimum wage should be raised to the level of a "living wage." IWJ works with the Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign to make this a reality, on the federal and state levels.
Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign: $10 in 2010
Let Justice Roll: Faith and Community Voices Against Poverty
LJR is is a nonpartisan coalition of more than 90 faith, community, labor and business organizations, working together to end poverty by establishing a national, living wage--because "a job should keep you out of poverty, not keep you in it."
Faith Leader letter to 111th Congress--Sign on Today!
Interfaith Worker Justice, as part of the Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign, calls on faith leaders to support the "$10 in 2010" campaign to raise the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour in 2010. Please sign the letter of support, which will be delivered to the 111th Congress.
Resources for Living Wage Worship Services & Community Events
From Let Justice Roll
A Just Minimum Wage: Good For Workers, Business and Our Future
By Holly Sklar and The Rev. Dr. Paul H. Sherry, Foreword By The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr.