APALA Supports the Raising the Wage Act to Raise the Minimum Wage for Nearly 38 Million Workers by 2020
Washington D.C. - On April 30, 2015, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Robert Scott (D-VA) introduced the Raise the Wage Act which would raise the minimum wage to $12 by 2020, index the federal minimum wage to the median wage, and gradually eliminate the subminimum tipped wage. The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA) supports the passage of this legislation to raise the wages for 37.7 million minimum wage workers. As the rising cost of living gradually increases, the current federal minimum wage at $7.25 per hour is simply not enough to support a family. Raising the minimum wage for all workers struggling to make ends meet is long overdue and we urge Congress to act swiftly and provide minimum wage workers the overdue raise they deserve. Click HERE to read the Raise the Wage Fact Sheet.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Marian Manapsal
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
815 16th St. NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20006
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Founded in 1992, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO, is the first and only national organization of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) workers, most of whom are union members and our allies, advancing worker, immigrant and civil rights.