Monthly Latino Employment Report Efforts to Improve the Minimum Wage Blocked

Fact Sheet

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate blocked the Minimum Wage Fairness Act (S. 2223), a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2016 and has bipartisan support among the majority of Americans. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) issued a statement just after the vote expressing disappointment in the Senate’s missed opportunity to help lift approximately 28 million workers out of poverty and improve their standard of living. Looking ahead, NCLR will continue highlighting stories of workers in our communities as well as advocating for federal and state policies that create living wage jobs for all working families.


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