Democratic Research Aide: Nicole A. Brown
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Monday Assembly CommitteesAssembly committees will meet Monday to consider legislation the following bils...
Prieto & Wisniewski Champion $15 Minimum Wage for NJAssembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski announced on Wednesday that they will introduce legislation to raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 per hour from the current $8.38.
"As we continue to review other proposals as part of our new anti-poverty initiative, this will be an integral component in our efforts to stop the decline in the middle class and lift working families out of poverty," said Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson). "In order to do that, our first step must be to ensure that all workers are paid fairly for their labor. The constitutional minimum wage that we established a few years ago set a floor, not a ceiling. While that was the best and most feasible thing we could do at the time, we now need to strive for better to reverse the poverty trend in this state."