Hear Senator Tom Harkin in a webinar.  Register now for a Coalition on Human Needs webinar on Thursday, February 13, 3:00 p.m. Eastern time.

The minimum wage has only been raised 3 times in the last 30 years.  But Senator Harkin (D-IA) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) are sponsoring the Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would increase the federal minimum wage in 3 steps to $10.10/hour.  The bill also raises the wages of tipped workers, from the current impossibly low minimum of $2.13/hour – workers depending on tips haven’t seen an increase since 1991.  

A large coalition of groups is coming together to make 2014 a year of action to raise the minimum wage.  From Senator Harkin and National Employment Law Project Executive Director, Christine Owens, hear the facts about why minimum wage increases help workers, families, and the economy and why the time is right to raise the wage now.  Learn how you can join in actions from local events to social media campaigns.  You can ask questions of expert speakers and will get resource materials you’ll need.

This 60 minute webinar is co-sponsored by the Coalition on Human Needs and the National Employment Law Project.


Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA):  Senator Harkin is Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the lead Senate sponsor of legislation to raise the minimum wage.  He is in his fifth term in the Senate, and has announced his retirement at the end of this term.  He is a tireless champion for workers and low-income people. 
Christine Owens:  Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project, Chris is a national spokesperson and expert on worker rights, including the minimum wage and unemployment insurance.  

Moderator:  Ellen Teller, Director of Government Relations, Food Research and Action Center and Chair of the Coalition on Human Needs’ Board of Directors. 

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February 13, 2014 3:00 PM Eastern
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