It’s past time for a raise in the minimum wage

The minimum wage has not been raised for years. Hawaii has many jobs paying just the minimum. Even working full time, someone paid a minimum wage can barely afford basic needs. Full-time workers deserve enough income to support themselves. They spend their wages here in our community, pay taxes and boost the economy.

The Legislature should raise the minimum wage to $9.25 an hour in this session.

Martha E. Martin