Workers are working harder than ever, but are experiencing slow wage growth. Raising the minimum wage would increase wages for 35 million Americans and boost the economy: workers would have more money to spend, businesses would have more customers, and employers would be able to hire more employees. Unfortunately, all of the GOP presidential candidates oppose increasing the federal minimum wage and the party’s frontrunner, Donald Trump, has even claimed that the minimum wage is too high.
- 362,000 Nevada workers — and more than 1 in 4 children — would benefit from a $12 minimum wage by 2020. TWEET
- You know all that “sky is falling” rhetoric about what would happen if the US increased the minimum wage? Well, let’s see how that stands up:
- 15.2% of Nevadans had incomes below the poverty line ($23,834 for a family of four) in 2014. TWEET
- 15.8% of working-age women (ages 18–64) in Nevada had incomes below the poverty line in 2014. TWEET