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Voz Raises Minimum Wage

On May 31st, day laborers voted to raise the minimum wage at the MLK Jr. Worker Center to $15 per hour. With this vote, they stand in solidarity with low wage workers across the country in the fight for $15! This historic decision is effective as of June 5, 2017! Voz has been involved in the fight for $15 for several years as part of the Fair Shot Coalition and in partnership with Jobs With Justice. While the average earned wage at the Worker Center in 2016 was over $14 per hour, $12 remained the enforced minimum. This decision represents much debate and deliberation within the day laborer community, but all are thrilled at the progress this ...