Movement on minimum wage is happening both close to home and nationally, as a current focus of both state-level government and presidential-hopefuls. Last week, the City Council of Kansas City voted 12-1 to raise minimum wage. It still has a chance of being derailed by lawmakers, but for now:
— Raquelita (@kcturtlemo) July 17, 2015
— JJ Pawlowski (@jjpawlowski) July 23, 2015
There was, predictably, a mixed reaction. Is it going to bring workers to a livable wage, or lose too many their jobs entirely?
— Stand Up KC (@standup_kc) July 20, 2015
— Jobs With Justice (@jwjnational) July 17, 2015
KC voted to raise minimum wage to $13/hr by the year 2020. If your first thought after reading this was positive, please slap yourself.
— Katie Vaughan (@KatieVaughan_) July 23, 2015
Minimum wage workers are going to be making $13/hr in KC by 2020. Way too high for jobs that require very little to no education. Ridiculous
— Hayden Landgraf (@haydenlandgraf7) July 17, 2015
And then just yesterday, New York moved forward to raise fast food workers’ minimum wage to $15 an hour.
— SPLC (@splcenter) July 23, 2015
New York State is the latest to embrace a growing push for a $15-an-hour minimum wage http://t.co/TIHozgQ6LQ
— Vox (@voxdotcom) July 23, 2015
— Benny (@BRios82) July 22, 2015
Politicians made sure their positions were known as well.
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) July 22, 2015
$15 min wage in LA, $15 for NY fast food workers, & $15 for MA home health workers. That’s real change for working families. #fightfor15
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) July 23, 2015
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 23, 2015
A higher minimum wage could soon be coming to a theatre, or a local burger joint, near you.
— Fight For 15 (@fightfor15) July 23, 2015