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Women represent nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers — and full-time, year-round work at the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour leaves a woman with two children thousands of dollars below the poverty line. We're working to raise the minimum wage and tipped minimum wage at the federal level and in the states to boost women's economic security and help close the wage gap.

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Women are at least half of minimum wage earners in every state. View our state-by-state map to learn more about the minimum wage where you live.

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Fact Sheet | Stop Shortchanging Tipped Workers: 10 Reasons Raising the Tipped Minimum Wage Is a Women’s Issue

March 28, 2014

This fact sheet lists 10 reasons why raising the tipped minimum wage is a women's issue.  

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Fact Sheet | 10 Reasons Raising the Minimum Wage to $10.10 Is a Women’s Issue

March 28, 2014

This fact sheet lists 10 reasons why raising the minimum wage is a women's issue.  Passing the Fair Minimum Wage Act would help close the wage gap and result in a raise for more than 15 million working women.

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Fact Sheet | Fair Pay for Women Requires Increasing the Minimum Wage and Tipped Minimum Wage

March 28, 2014

Each year, millions of workers are paid the minimum wage and rely on these wages to support themselves and their families.  But the federal minimum wage hasn't increased since 2009 and the tipped minimum cash wage hasn't increased since 1991. Raising the federal minimum wage and the tipped minimum wage is vital for women, who made up about two-thirds of all workers who earned minimum wage or less in 2012. 

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Issue Briefs | Higher State Minimum Wages Promote Fair Pay for Women

March 28, 2014

Raising the minimum wage and the tipped minimum wage are important steps towards closing the wage gap for women.

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More Resources

Fact Sheet | Women and the Minimum Wage, State by State Chart

July 11, 2014

Fact Sheet | Women, the Minimum Wage, and the Wage Gap, State by State

July 01, 2014

Fact Sheet | Ensuring Women Thrive at Work Creates Economic Prosperity for All

June 25, 2014

Fact Sheet | Fair Pay for Women in Pennsylvania Requires Increasing the Minimum Wage and the Tipped Minimum Wage

May 30, 2014

Issue Briefs | Nearly One in Five Working Mothers of Very Young Children Work in Low-Wage Jobs

April 30, 2014