We just won $15 in Illinois. It’s the fifth state to win $15 and the first midwestern state ever.
They once laughed at us for fighting for $15. Now more than 1 in 5 workers is covered by a $15 minimum wage, and 22 million workers have won $68 billion in raises since our movement began in 2012. One by one, states are wising up to what we’ve known all along: that all workers need $15, and that a decent wage is good for workers, good for business, and good for the economy.
Our momentum right now is unstoppable. On the heels of our victories in Illinois and New Jersey, workers are fighting to win $15 in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, and Maryland.
But our work’s not over. It’s time for the rest of the country to catch up. And that means $15, everywhere.