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