It’s time to Raise the Wage in NC – May 22, We Are Headed to Raleighby GDN Shared Post April 18, 2018
Action NC is part of a state-wide coalition called Raising Wages NC, a broad, diverse group of working people and unions, community organizations, faith leaders, businesses, and policy advocates who all believe that all workers in NC deserve a living wage. We think it’s time for our elected officials to hear loud and clear: Now is the time to do right by workers, and put NC on a path to $15 an hour.
This can’t be done without your help. We need your voices. We need your commitment, passion, and experiences. And we need just a few hours of your time to make this happen.
We are putting the wheels in motion to bring workers, business owners, advocates and citizens together around our common cause. On May 22, we are headed to Raleigh to tell our state representatives it is long past time to raise the wages for workers. The minimum wage has not been increased since 2009. Workers across the state make a paltry $7.25/hour. This is a poverty wage, an issue that overwhelmingly affects women, people of color, and working class folks throughout the state.
We are providing lunch and transportation (from Asheville, the Triad, Wilmington, and Charlotte) for the event, as well as training either prior to the event with webinars or the day of at 10:30 a.m. Click here for more information and to sign up.
While politicians and decision-makers continue debating the best way to give tax breaks to US businesses, which is of little benefit to workers, Raising Wages NC believes that it’s time for workers to get a raise regardless. The very same people that are making sure that we have food at our table can no longer survive on $7.25 an hour.
More than 58% of North Carolinians are in favor of increasing the minimum wage. If you agree that the current minimum wage is way too low, join us on May 22nd to make your voice heard loud and clear!