Really, it’s for the children, right?
In light of a recent increase in the federal minimum wage, a statewide organization is striving to remind Georgia lawmakers and residents the amount has not changed for state workers.
The Georgia Minimum Wage Coalition is currently engaged in efforts to raise Georgia’s minimum wage, which remains at $5.15 despite a federal rate increase from $5.85 to $6.55.
Cindia Cameron serves as co-chair of the coalition, and said the group’s efforts have changed somewhat since forming in 2002. “Our focus then was on a living-wage ordinance for people with jobs created directly with taxpayer money in Atlanta,” she said. “Our goal [now] is to raise the lowest-tier workers’ wage to minimum requirements.”
Cameron also endorses supply-side economics, as well (but is too stupid to realize it)!
Such a hike, she said, would help to cover the rising cost of basic necessities, and benefit more people than just those earning the state minimum. “We see the increase as an economic stimulus,” said Cameron. “Everybody benefits when low-wage workers have more money. It generates … activity across the state.”