BREAKING: The Connecticut House of Representatives just passed a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour!
After years of relentless organizing by workers and allies, Connecticut is now one step closer to becoming the seventh state to raise the minimum wage to $15. The passage of this bill would put an additional $1.2 billion a year into the pockets of Connecticut’s lowest paid workers, and be a huge victory for hundreds of thousands of people in one of the most economically unequal states in the nation.
As Richard Grimes, a Burger King worker and Fight for $15 leader said:
“Workers across Connecticut like me are celebrating the historic passage of the $15 bill in the Connecticut House today, and we encourage the State Senate to follow suit as soon as possible. Working families should not have to couch surf, live in a car, in a homeless shelter, or under a bridge, as I and many of the workers I know have been forced to do. We should be able to pay rent and have a meal without thinking, ‘should I save this money for the gas bill?”
State by state, our momentum is building and we’re not done yet!