Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who was a member of the Green Party before 2004, was one of seven Senate Democrats (and one Independent) who voted with all 50 Republicans today to kill debate on consideration of an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The motion was to amend the Coronavirus Relief package, which is currently before the Senate. … Read more ...
From the Green Party’s website, June 25th, 2016:
PARSIPPANY, NJ – The Green Party of New Jersey congratulates workers, but demands more from the State Legislature on the minimum wage. The New Jersey State legislature missed a critical opportunity to immediately improve the living standards of working people throughout the state when it voted on S-15.… Read more ...
From the Portland Press Herald:
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Portland Greens, meanwhile, are “dismayed” that Brennan’s proposed minimum wage would still make it difficult for people to afford to live in Portland, according to a press release.
The Greens are seeking to establish a so-called living wage of $15 an hour through a citywide referendum.
As thousands of fast food workers in nearly 60 cities strike today for a living wage, progressive small business people stand with them. People working at jobs that pay $7-8 an hour cannot support themselves or their families. There is no way to make that math work.
Green Party calls for liveable wages, not just a new minimum wage
GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
For Immediate Release:
Friday, March 8, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders today called for a liveable wage for working Americans, in contrast to President Obama’s proposal in his 2013 State of the Union address for a $9 minimum wage to be enacted by 2015.… Read more ...