Mary Margaret Pruitt speaks out on Minimum Wage

Seattle FOR activist Mary Margaret Pruitt’s letter to the editor appeared in the Seattle Times print version on July 3, 2017, and can be seen online at http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/minimum-wage-brings-justice/

Minimum wage brings justice
Originally published June 30, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Thank you for your thought-provoking coverage about the $15 minimum-wage issue “Minimum wage research offers valuable insight” Editorials, June 26] and “Mackey’s $1 a year CEO salary most likely will be history now” [Business, June 26].
People who work conscientiously at a full-time job should be paid a livable wage, which $15 is not. CEO salaries that are 300 times that of their average workers should be adjusted so that jobs are not lost and worker hours are not reduced when low-income worker wages are raised to $15/hour.
We pledge allegiance for “liberty and justice for all.” We need to live it.
Mary Margaret Pruitt, Seattle