Illinois is poised to become the fifth state in the nation to adopt a $15 minimum wage.
Today’s victory is the result of successful organizing by low-wage workers in New Jersey.
Three more states and 18 more cities and counties are slated for raises later in 2019.
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New York's needlessly complex wage system prevents many from taking home the full minimum wage.
$15 is now the benchmark for a strong minimum wage around the country.