The Living Wage

Building a Fair Economy

The first comprehensive examination of the economic concept now being implemented across the nation with dramatic results

“The living wage campaign is the most interesting (and underreported) grassroots enterprise to emerge since the civil rights movement.” —Robert Kuttner, editor of The American Prospect

With campaigns for a living wage sweeping the country, here is an accessible and provocative argument for a national “living wage.” Hailed as “the bible of the living wage movement,” The Living Wage shows how living-wage proposals are affordable for both cities and employers, and reveals how they can play an important role in reversing the twenty-five-year decline in wages experienced by most working people in America. Written by leading experts, The Living Wage is a realistic and accessible examination of this vital—and growing—movement for economic justice in the United States.