A Higher Minimum Wage in CT Will Help Workers Climb Out of Poverty

A Higher Minimum Wage in CT Will Help Workers Climb Out of Poverty

Hartford, CT – “Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the progressive majority of Connecticut´s legislature should be praised for lifting the state minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. A higher minimum wage will help thousands of working men and women climb out of poverty, boosting their buying power and putting more dollars into local businesses,” said Juan Hernandez, Director of 32BJ SEIU in Connecticut.

“With glaring income inequality and alarming levels of poverty, wage standards are indispensable. If we are serious about revitalizing our economy and helping working families, we must continue the fight to ensure that all workers are paid a fair wage and decent benefits. Connecticut is the first state to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 following President Obama’s State of the Union call to action.”

With more than 145,000 members in 11 states and Washington D.C., 32BJ is the largest property service union in the country. The union’s campaign to raise security industry standards has led to higher wages, more benefits and professional training for over 10,000 security officers.

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