Minimum Wage

The Center for American Progress has long worked to build the policy case for raising the minimum wage and eliminating the subminimum wage for people with disabilities and tipped workers. The following research and analyses demonstrate how people deserve to be paid fairly for their work and how a higher minimum wage would—rather than limit job growth—provide financial stability for families and boost overall economic growth.


It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage Article
Workers hold a protest on the steps of the state capitol in Nashville, Tennessee, to speak out on issues ranging from increasing the state's minimum wage to supporting public schools. (AP/Erik Schelzig)

It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

Evidence shows that increasing the minimum wage is good for workers, their families, and the economy.

Anna Chu