Policy Solutions for Low-Wage Working Families

Raising the minimum wage & expanding the EITC would help many low-paid Americans.

Published on Aug 11, 2017 in Economic Justice


Last week, NJPP Vice President Jon Whiten joined a panel of experts to discuss the future or work, wages and labor with New Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross and his colleagues Mark DeSaulnier of California and Mark Pocan of Wisconsin. After briefly explaining the changing nature of the low-wage workforce, Whiten pointed to two key federal policy solutions to help boost low-paid working families: Raising the minimum wage to a more livable wage, and expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to better help workers not raising children.

You can view the slide deck here.

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