Let's Raise the Minimum Wage in New Jersey! Tell your Assemblymember to vote YES on A-2162
The NJ Assembly is scheduled to vote this Thursday, May 24, on a bill to raise NJ minimum wage to $8.50 an hour.
An increase in NJ's minimum wage would directly benefit roughly 40,000 workers currently earning only $7.25/hour. Thousands of additional low wage workers are also likely to receive a boost in pay. With increasing costs of living, we need to make sure these workers and their families are earning enough to make ends meet.
But the benefits of raising the minimum wage don’t stop there. Studies have shown that for every $ 1 increase in the hourly minimum wage, a family will spend $2,800 more a year that goes right back into the economy. This additional economic stimulus would lead to the creation of new full-time jobs.
And really, raising the minimum wage to $8.50 needs to happen to simply keep up with inflation. If New Jersey's 1968 minimum wage of $1.40 had increased at the rate of inflation, it would be $9.75 today!
Let your Assemblymember know that raising the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour is a win-win for all New Jersey.
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