The Importance of a Living Wage

2021-03-10T20:42:28+00:00

The Importance of a Living Wage February 18, 2021 Currently, there is a lot of talk in the nation about the need to increase the minimum wage in order get more people to a living wage. Consider the statistic that 40% of students who graduate from Rochester Public Schools work in Southeast Minnesota. And of those graduates approximately 55% earn a living wage. That’s right just over half.  According to the Investopedia article Living Wage by Julia Kagan “A living wage refers to a theoretical income level that allows an individual or family to afford adequate shelter, food, and other basic necessities. The goal of a living wage is to allow employees to earn [...]