Across the country, momentum is building to provide workers with fair pay. Since last year, 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 and cities across the country who are leading the action, it's been 5 years since the last time the federal minimum wage was raised. On October 10, the Labor Department is participating in a national Day of Action joining workers, government officials and business owners to show their support for increasing the minimum wage. We will be using the hashtag #RaiseTheWage to highlight why it's time to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour for hardworking Americans.
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!