Norcross Opposes Attempt to Roll Back Minimum Wage Progress in New Jersey
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Donald Norcross today sent a letter to the leaders of the New Jersey Legislature in opposition to S.3607, a bill that would allow planned minimum wage increases to be delayed and which is slated to be considered by the Senate Labor Committee on Thursday.
“This is an irresponsible proposal that will harm both workers and businesses,” said Congressman Norcross in the letter. “This proposal should be rejected by the Senate Labor Committee on Thursday and I’m calling on all New Jerseyans to make their voices heard today. It’s good for the economy, it’s right for workers, people support it and you promised to do it: Raise the Wage.”
Norcross is a leading advocate for raising the minimum wage. He and Senator Bernie Sanders have sponsored the Raise the Wage Act, a bill to responsibly raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024, which was passed by the House of Representatives in July.
The letter is attached here.
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