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You’re Invited! Join us Next Week as Hudson County Freeholders Enact New Jersey’s First “Living Wage” COLA Law

During its “Raise the Wage” campaign, Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. indicated that increasing the state minimum wage was only a first step in our efforts to achieve equitable and fair pay for working families. Now, only three short months after the campaign, Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. and its coalition partners continue to take the next steps towards promoting workers’ justice and will join to celebrate another historic milestone as Hudson County becomes New Jersey’s first county to establish a cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) for its “living wage”.

Without your efforts to drive the “Raise the Wage” campaign and your ongoing commitment to wage fairness, this victory would not have been possible. In order to recognize your efforts, we invite you to join us and witness history once again as Hudson County Freeholders vote on the COLA measure championed by County Executive DeGise and Freeholder O’Dea and supported by our coalition partners.


Thursday, February 27, 2014


6:00 p.m.


Ann O’Malley Freeholder Chambers
567 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Following passage of the measure, Hudson County’s living wage – which applies to workers employed by contractors doing business with the county – will immediately rise by 25 cents to $11.13 per hour and provide another $520 per year for a full-time worker. This is the type of proactive approach that our state must take on behalf of all New Jersey workers, and with your support, we will continue to take the lead in those efforts, ensuring that our efforts reverberate both within our state and beyond.

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