A bill to incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 was sent to the governor’s desk following a vote by the New Jersey State Senate. The vote was mostly along party lines and marks a major step forward in our coalition’s ongoing work to raise wages.
Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. thanks legislators who voted in favor of this important bill (S-15/A-15) and recognizes the bill’s primary senate sponsors, Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Senators Joseph Vitale and Sandra Cunningham.
Our coalition understands that our economy doesn’t work when work doesn’t pay. A $15 minimum wage is an important step to restoring our middle class and reestablishing the link between hard work and opportunity in our state.
This campaign is moving forward because of the grassroots strength of our many dedicated coalition partners. Given the benefits of increasing wages to our entire economy, we urge the governor to sign this measure into law without delay.