Worker’s Story
New Jersey

Elizabeth Singh, 57, Stratford

$10 per hour for home health care provider

Low wages impact my family because in all these jobs they hire us for part time only, because they don’t want to give employees benefits at all. We have a hard time finding other jobs because of the rotating shifts we have to work with these companies. That leaves us with no food on the table for the family, or financial help for our family when we are sick. My daughter is battling thyroid cancer, and she has to work 3 jobs to pay for her bills and cancer care. Our family is too poor to help. I see my daughter giving up on her situation. Please raise the New Jersey minimum wage to $15 an hour. It will give us an opportunity to keep our homes and be able to pay our mortgage, keep food on our tables, and pay the medical bills.