VICTORY! Raising the Minimum Wage for Workers Across the Nation
Over the past 18 months, CPD and our partners have played a major role in the national movement to raise the minimum wage, jurisdiction by jurisdiction. In collaboration with our partner organizations, CPD has been driving robust minimum wage campaigns in over 23 geographies resulting in raises for close to 9,350,000 workers.
The combined impact of the most recent wins in New York and California means that nearly one in five U.S. workers will now be covered by $15 minimum wages, and the states will have among the highest minimum wages in the country, beginning to reverse decades of falling pay. Our collective work is setting $15 as the floor to tackle wage inequality and create momentum for continued progress.