Our national workforce keeps our country running and provides invaluable services we often take for granted. Nobody should have to work multiple jobs or extraordinary hours to provide for their family, save for retirement or feel financially secure. As an electrician by trade, I know the best social program in the world is a job and I believe every worker must have an opportunity to succeed, which starts with fair pay. Women have made great strides in history, but it’s time they receive equal pay for equal work and the opportunity to maintain a work and family balance. We need to ensure working families have fair wages, safe working conditions, and a voice in the workplace.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, eight years after the last federal minimum wage increase, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee and an electrician by trade – called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage at a news conference with a bicameral group of lawmakers and low-wage workers.