The New Jersey State AFL-CIO was proud to join with Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. today for a press conference to celebrate and reflect on yesterday’s monumental victory and the historic approval of Ballot Question #2. The conference featured coalition partners, Senate President Steve Sweeney – one of the prime sponsors of the minimum wage, Trenton Councilwoman Marge-Caldwell Wilson, and Tayzia Treadwell, one of the many workers who will benefit from the minimum wage increase.
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The margin of victory for Ballot Question #2 was overwhelming. Out of New Jersey’s 21 counties, 18 voted in favor of raising the minimum wage, and the remaining three were extremely close. The desire among voters to provide greater economic opportunity to New Jersey workers is obvious given the results of last night’s election. This victory reaffirms the mission of the New Jersey labor movement to enact policies which lift the standard of living for all workers. It is up to us to seize this moment and opportunity and use this momentum to continue improving the lives of all New Jersey families.