Lawmakers, workers, business owners to announce legislation raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour over five years, ending sub-minimum wages, repealing exemptions for agricultural and domestic workers .Read More
RALEIGH (May 29, 2018) — The proposed $15 an hour minimum wage for state employees is a great first step for helping North Carolina’s working families earn enough to afford the basics. The General Assembly should be congratulated for acknowledging that working families need a living wage and recognizing that $15 an hour is the right ballpark for what it takes to make ends meet in North Carolina.
The Raising Wages coalition agrees with these principles and hopes the General Assembly will finish the job and enact a $15 minimum wage for ALL of North Carolina’s employees in state government, local government, and private businesses. If $15 an hour is necessary for state employees to live, then it’s necessary for private sector workers, too.Read More