President Obama in his January address to Congress stated “America needs a wage increase” Our UU Social Service Committee Chair, Bill Schulz, said “For those earning the least — the people who bring us our food in restaurants, who care for our sick and elderly relatives, who clean our office buildings — it’s been a day-to-day struggle to survive on a minimum wage that when adjusted for inflation, is one-third lower than it was in 1968. Narrowing the enormous wealth gap in this country is an economic and political challenge— but it is, above all, a moral imperative.”
The Social Justice Committee is now bringing the minimum wage issue to People’s Church……Petitions calling for a referendum vote in November that would increase the minimum wage over a 3 year period from $7.40 an hour to $10.10 are being circulated all over Michigan.
At a table in our lobby we have petitions available for you to sign. We hope you will sign a petition and also if possible, volunteer to gather more names from friends and civic or social groups you may belong to.