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Posted: Monday, 31 March 2014 1:40PM Demonstrating Tuesday Outside Upton's Office For Higher Minimum Wage

A demonstration is planned for noon Tuesday outside the St. Joseph district office of Congressman Fred Upton urging an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Upton's office says all three times an increase in the minimum wage has been up for a vote since he's been in office, he's voted for it. Those increases took effect in 1989, 1996 and 2007. members will be picketing in downtown St. Joseph with signs reading "We Deserve A Fair Wage" and "Rep. Upton: Stop Supporting Poverty Wages." New poll numbers from Public Policy Polling show that in the 6th Congressional District, 52% of voters suppport increasing the minimum wage, 40% oppose it and 8% aren't sure. If Congressman Upton were to break from his tradition and vote against the hike if it's introduced and on the House floor, 39% say they would vote for someone else in November, 26% would still support Upton, while 33% say it won't change their vote one way or the other.


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