Today, much-needed legislation raising Nevada’s minimum wage passed out of the legislature but not without Republicans opposing paying workers a livable wage.
Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Molly Forgey released the following statement:
“Nevada workers earning minimum wage haven’t received a raise in nearly a decade and those living on this income are forced to work multiple jobs if they want to avoid living in poverty. Yet Republicans don’t believe our workforce has earned a pay increase and refuse to stand up for Nevada’s hardworking families. Nevadans deserve to feel a sense of dignity in their work. That’s why Democrats are working to increase the minimum wage, to implement paid sick leave, and to ensure women aren’t being paid less for doing the same work. While Republicans once again cave to wealthy corporations, Democrats are focused on lifting up and empowering workers.”