Tag: minimum wage
Economists have estimated that hiking the wage floor to $15 for federal contract workers would result in direct raises for at least 240,000 low-wage employees.
"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."
"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."
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.
“This is not a difficult decision. Use your power. Keep $15 in.”
"I'm confident that the parliamentarian will advise next week that we can raise the minimum wage through the reconciliation process."
"We have won $15 in cities and states across the country. And now, it is time to win $15 nationwide."
With the White House and legislative branch under their control, says Warren Gunnels, Democrats “must win” fight on behalf of working people.