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WFUNJ Statement on Veto of $15 Minimum Wage

“Governor Christie’s veto of a phased in $15 minimum wage proves just how out of touch he is with average working people in New Jersey,” stated WFUNJ Chair Charles Hall, Jr. “The vast majority of New Jersey voters understand that minimum wage increases don’t just benefit minimum wage workers. Raising wages for the lowest paid workers helps to build our economy from the bottom up; it translates to better wages across pay scales and boosts consumer demand for businesses.”

“Our coalition fought for and achieved overwhelming voter approval of a minimum wage increase and annual COLA in 2013, but our campaign continues since there are still far too many hardworking people in poverty despite working two and three jobs. Our goal is to make sure that businesses, and the workers they depend on, can succeed together in our state.”

Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc., is a non-partisan grassroots coalition comprised of labor, religious, community, civil rights, student, women, and retirees groups to engage New Jersey’s communities in the democratic process.

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