Across the country, momentum is building to provide workers with fair pay. 13 states including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia as well as Washington, D.C., have taken action to raise their minimum wage. As of Jan. 1, 2015, those states plus Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon and Washington will have a minimum wage above $7.25. It's time to #RaiseTheWage for all Americans.
Despite states leading the action, it's been 5 years since the last time the federal minimum wage was raised. On July 24, the Labor Department is bringing attention to this 5-year anniversary by leading a "Day of Action." The department is asking stakeholders, workers and employers to show their support for rewarding hard work and increasing the minimum wage by tweeting at 10:10 a.m. ET. We will be using the hashtag #1010Now and #5Reasons to highlight the "5 reasons to raise the wage to #1010Now."
Join us and others across the country to support increasing the minimum wage by tweeting one of the graphics below. Or, print it off and write in your own name or organization on the blank line!