Tag: Fight for $15
"It is baffling that any member of the U.S. Senate could look at the crisis this country is enduring and decide that tens of millions of low-income workers should not get a raise."
“I don’t know any part of this country where someone can survive on $7.25.”
"The passage of a $15 federal minimum wage and elimination of the subminimum wages for tipped workers, workers with disabilities, and youth workers would guarantee a livable wage for all workers."
The bill includes a $15 minimum wage increase, an extension of unemployment insurance, survival checks, and $20 billion for a national vaccination program.
While its chances in the Senate appear slim, the proposal has brought national attention to the minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 since 2009.
"We have won $15 in cities and states across the country. And now, it is time to win $15 nationwide."
"I've been criticized for this so let me say it again: the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hr is a starvation wage. Every worker deserves a living wage of at least $15 an hour."
“Workers in America have seen 40 years of wage stagnation.”
Connecticut now joins New Jersey, Illinois and Maryland by passing a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023.