House Effort to Raise Minimum Wage Will Ensure Fair Pay for Workers

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Following the bill’s passage, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Interim Co-Executive Director Mike Williams:

July 18, 2019

“Our economy is working for a few, but many American workers are struggling and holding down multiple jobs simply to barely make ends meet. The House vote today on the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 is a step forward to ensuring that working people get a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.”