Fight for $15 to Hold Presser to Urge Legislature to Raise the Minimum Wage

Three low-wage workers, a national economist, legislators, and a faith leader will hold a press conference on Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB Room 1D to urge the legislature to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022.

Speakers will include three workers who will directly benefit from an increase in the minimum wage. The workers will tell their personal stories and will explain how raising the wage will help them and their families. Additionally, David Cooper, the Senior Economic Analyst at the Economic Policy Institute, will explain the economics of raising the wage and how it boosts the local economy.

The press conference will take place an hour before the Labor and Public Employees Committee holds a public hearing on several bills to increase the minimum wage.