From New Jersey Policy Perspective: “Increasing New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 would directly boost the pay of about 1 in 4 Garden State workers, or 975,000 men and women. The wage increase would help a diverse group of workers who currently aren’t paid enough to make ends meet, improving their […]
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From the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment: “Our results indicate that a $15 statewide minimum wage would generate a 23.4 percent average wage increase for 3.16 million workers in the state. This improvement in living standards would greatly outweigh the small effect on employment. And the increase in wages would help reverse decades […]
“Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.” — James Baldwin I’m not poor, but I’m not rich; according to my W2, I’m middle-class. I’ve never had sleep for dinner, but I’m very familiar with poverty because I’ve witnessed it firsthand. In my neighborhood, nobody was “fly on […]
As the New Year gets underway, the highest-paid CEOs of many large corporations have already paid themselves more than the average worker will earn in the entire year! By the end of the first week of January, the highest-paid CEOs had already made as much as their average workers will earn over 8 years. An […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Frank Garvey, Time for a Raise Campaign 202-387-8030 [email protected] Washington- January 18, 2016 – Today, Frank Garvey, organizer for Time for a Raise, called on the 2016 candidates who have not released their income tax returns to do so before the Iowa Caucuses On February 1st, 2016. All the Democratic […]