If signed into law, the Raise the Wage Act would mean increased earnings for over 60% of workers living in poverty, nearly one-third of all Black workers, and nearly one-quarter of Latinx workers.
Ten Years In, Fight for $15 and a Union Movement Helped Reduce Racial Wealth Gap Nationally, Injected $87.6 Billion Annually into U.S. Economy
The Fight for $15 has helped Black and Latinx working people build wealth and inspired worker organizing across the U.S.
New York labor officials are proposing a $1 increase in the minimum wage for counties north of Westchester. If given final approval, the wage would reach $14.20 by the end of the year.
Activists are pushing to end policies that allow employers to pay some workers less than the $7.25 federal minimum wage.
The “Fight for $15," movement, which will mark its 10-year anniversary in November 2022, “has influenced policy debates and the public conversation about fair pay and workplace rights,” but there is more to be done, said the report.
21 states and 35 cities and counties will raise their wage floors in the New Year.
Congress should use this opportunity to finally pass a $15 minimum wage bill.
NELP Commends President Biden’s Swift Actions to Improve Government Contracted Jobs with $15 Minimum Wage Executive Order and Repeal of Ban on Anti-Bias Training
The new administration’s swift actions are desperately necessary, and are evidence of the immense power of movements led by Black and brown people throughout the country.