Minimum Wage is not a Living Wage

Peggy O'Mara
9 min readJan 5

CEO pay and corporate profits come first

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It’s been holiday vacation time for most US schools and millions of children were home for two weeks. How did parents who do not make a living wage manage this? Most do not have paid leave and the costs of childcare are out of their reach.

About a third of the US workforce makes less than $15 an hour, including nearly two million who make…

Peggy O'Mara

Peggy O’Mara is an award winning journalist. She was the Editor and Publisher of Mothering Magazine for over 30 years. Her focus is Family, Health, and Justice.