Petition: Raise the Minimum Wage in North Carolina

To: NC Legislative Leaders

North Carolina working people and families need a raise.

It is time for our elected officials to do right by working North Carolinians, and Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 in 5 years.

Too many working people in North Carolina don’t get paid enough to afford the basics. At a time when productivity and profits are at an all time high, wages are at an all time low:

  • Nearly 1 in 3 workers in NC earn a wage below the federal poverty line - the second worst in the nation.
  • Nearly half of all workers in our state - 47.5% - make less than $15 per hour.
  • The soaring cost of living means it would take $21.95 an hour to get by on a frugal budget without public assistance for a family of 3 in NC.
  • More than half of the jobs created since the late 2000's pay poverty wages