Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to Call for $15 NJ Minimum Wage

Newark, New Jersey: Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka will call for a $15 minimum wage in New Jersey at an event on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday morning.

According to the City of Newark, Baraka will join three state organizations at 9:30am to "urge legislators to move to phase in $15 minimum wage, raise wages for tipped workers, and fight wage theft". 

New Jersey Urban Mayors' Association President and Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz and New Jersey Working Families Alliance Executive Director Analilia Mejia are also scheduled to speak. Some New Jersey workers who make unless $15 per hour will be in attendance. 

Last month, Baraka called for a $15 minimum wage for employees at Newark Liberty International Airport.

New Jersey's current minimum wage is $8.38.

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