Top 50 Living Wage Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Living Wage Quotes from famous people such as Jim Hightower, Owen Jones, Andy Beshear, Mike Ashley, Karin Slaughter, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

There's enormous progressive activism and, more often t

There’s enormous progressive activism and, more often than not, success at the grassroots level – everything from living wage campaigns to efforts to finance our elections are having terrific success.
Jim Hightower
From a genuine living wage to a mass housebuilding programme and strong workers’ and trade unions rights preventing a race to the bottom, our answers to the grievances that help drive anti-immigrant sentiment must be front and centre.
Owen Jones
Prioritizing our children also means prioritizing their teachers. If Kentucky is to compete nationally – not to mention with our neighbors – we need to pay our teachers a living wage.
Andy Beshear
People will say ‘how can you have a plane when your workers are on minimum wage?’ I said ‘but I don’t set the minimum wage.’ If the minimum wage would be the living wage, then the Government who set the rules should set it at the living wage. That’s how I look at it.
Mike Ashley
Prosecutors and public defenders deserve to make a living wage.
Karin Slaughter
The struggle to have a living wage doesn’t come easy. You’re ready to work, you want it, you seek it… but it’s not like it’s just given to you.
Debra Granik
If a mother or a caregiver does not have a job that pays a living wage and they cannot afford child care, that is unacceptable. I’ve talked to my constituents over the years, and child care can almost bankrupt a family, even a two-parent household in which both parents are working.
Nina Turner
Positive rights are the right to shelter, the right to education, the right to health care, the right to a living wage. These things are – these are, I would call them, more properly, political rights rather than positive rights. And they are extremely tricky, because now we are dealing with things that are zero sum.
P. J. O’Rourke
Yes, there is some evidence that migration can slightly depress wages at the bottom end of the labour market, but that’s an argument for a genuine living wage, for ensuring all workers are employed on the same terms and conditions, and for extending unionisation.
Owen Jones
Prosecutors and public defenders deserve to make a living wage.
Karin Slaughter
You’ve got to support working families. We should be looking to support those who strive the hardest, and increase the national living wage, to make sure that the lowest paid get the biggest increase in pay.
Matt Hancock
We deserve quality jobs that pay a living wage, lower college tuition, action on climate change, and comprehensive immigration reform.
Joe Garcia
I’m very careful with the money I have, I pay myself the living wage, and I try to save the rest, because if life has taught me one thing it’s that you never know what is around the corner.
Jack Monroe
In Cambodia, education is really a luxury, and many kids are thrown into work as early as possible. This means they can help support their parents, as often the parents don’t even earn a living wage.
Stacey Dooley
If a man or a woman puts in an honest day’s work, they should to be able to earn a living wage.
Richard J. Codey
U.S. trade policy is not just about the relationship between our nation and other countries. It is part of a larger conversation about living wage, consumer protection, job security, and a better quality of life for all Americans.
Marcia Fudge
I see a minimum living wage as a long-term solution, but I’m not sure that’s my favorite. I think society benefits if all the human race is empowered and aspiring to do great things. Giving people the skill sets to do great things will take work.
Andrew Ng
The goal of a just society should be to provide satisfying work with a living wage to all its citizens.
Michael Dirda
Every Kentuckian, regardless of background, should have access to a job that pays a living wage.
Amy McGrath
I do feel like food should cost more, because we aren’t paying farmers a living wage. It has to cost more.
Alice Waters
Practically, the desirable situation ought to be one in which any reasonably responsible person willing to accept available employment can find a job paying a living wage within 48 hours.
William Vickrey
It was a Conservative government that in 2016 introduced the national living wage, giving Britain’s lowest-paid workers the biggest pay rise in 20 years.
Rishi Sunak
I have been a proponent of dramatically expanding the AmeriCorps program. By increasing the pay of participants to a living wage, it can act as a jobs program that, rather than trying to predict what will be technically viable jobs, will value social support and provide jobs that make communities stronger.
Mark Cuban
Positive rights are the right to shelter, the right to education, the right to health care, the right to a living wage. These things are – these are, I would call them, more properly, political rights rather than positive rights. And they are extremely tricky, because now we are dealing with things that are zero sum.
P. J. O’Rourke