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05/2/2016 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Minimum Hours for Maximum Impact: Creating Family-Sustaining Building Service Jobs in Today's Economy

As momentum for raising minimum wages builds across the country, minimum hours will complete the equation, stabilizing the incomes of the majority (60 percent) of working Americans who are paid by the hour. Today many workers are facing the problem that they are offered too few hours to support themselves and their families. Involuntary part-time employment more than doubled after the recession and persists today with more than 6 million Americans struggling to work enough hours to climb out of poverty.

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