Min Wage Increase - It’s Past Time

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Re: Min Wage Increase - It’s Past Time

Postby Dave Roberts » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:48 am

On the original topic, I see that the Census Bureau is offering starting pay for census enumerators at $15/hr with more in certain areas or for those with experience. Guess that says what folks in Department of Commerce know about what it will take to get a workforce for the Census.
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Re: Min Wage Increase - It’s Past Time

Postby JE Pettibone » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:34 pm

Dave Roberts wrote:On the original topic, I see that the Census Bureau is offering starting pay for census enumerators at $15/hr with more in certain areas or for those with experience. Guess that says what folks in Department of Commerce know about what it will take to get a workforce for the Census.


Ed: I note they are also pushing the ability to furnnish your information on line.
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Re: Min Wage Increase - It’s Past Time

Postby William Thornton » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:47 pm

On the Census, the enumerator jobs in Georgia range from $13 - $24/hr. In my area, about $15. Go five miles towards Atlanta and the rate is around $20/hr. I'm not seeing why such a differential. These are 2-5 month temp jobs that require certain skills. I'd guess many minimum wage earners wouldn't have the skills.

Article in the AJC that uses, in part, one of Keith's original links. I'm satisfied for the west coast and some liberal municipal enclaves to experiment with doubling the minimum wage. The living wage is a different deal.

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Re: Min Wage Increase - It’s Past Time

Postby KeithE » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:23 pm

William Thornton wrote:On the Census, the enumerator jobs in Georgia range from $13 - $24/hr. In my area, about $15. Go five miles towards Atlanta and the rate is around $20/hr. I'm not seeing why such a differential. These are 2-5 month temp jobs that require certain skills. I'd guess many minimum wage earners wouldn't have the skills.

Article in the AJC that uses, in part, one of Keith's original links. I'm satisfied for the west coast and some liberal municipal enclaves to experiment with doubling the minimum wage. The living wage is a different deal.

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Congrats. You actually took the effort to find (and report herein) some quantified* information. You would do well to attach a link so that people can double check. The $$/hr you report are believable and fair (imo); so no need to provide a link in this case. On more contentious issues, I recommend links.

An incremental approach to a livable wage is good enough for me, reassessing frequently (e.g. annually).

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Re: Min Wage Increase - It’s Past Time

Postby KeithE » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:07 pm

In case you have not heard amid all the news of today, the House passed $15 minimum wage bill today.

It is a relatively slow increase that reaches $15/hr in 2025, with economic studies along the way.

And of course, McConnell will not likely allow this to be debated or voted on in the Senate.

Do not claim the Dems in the House are not doing anything but investigating Trump. Over 100 bills have been passed by this House but are awaiting Senate action.

Read GOP LEADERS SAY DEMOCRATS ACHIEVED 'NOTHING' SINCE TAKING OVER THE HOUSE, BUT 100 BILLS AWAIT ACTION IN THE SENATE
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