PAY OUR WORKERS A LIVING WAGE
Established in 1938, the federal minimum wage was implemented at $0.25 per hour to protect workers from being exploited. We are now in the longest minimum wage freeze since its founding, at $7.25 per hour since 2009. While the minimum hasn’t seen an increase in ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the consumer price index has had a 20% increase since 2009. It’s time for our state to join so many other states and secure a living wage for our workers.