Fight For 15
SEIU Local 2015 has been pivotal in the movement to raise the minimum wage, including the historic victory in California, because we know that a real wage that puts food on the table and clothes on our children’s backs isn’t just a labor issue or an economic issue. It’s a human rights issue.
People who know us know we are committed, not just to each other, but to our consumers, their families and the communities we serve. So many of you marched, rallied and testified in cities like Los Angeles for a real minimum wage.
People making less than $15 an hour, especially those with families, have been struggling to survive in California. More and more people fall under this category: Most are older than 30, and it includes many professionals like early childhood educators and certified nursing assistants. Especially for the 40-50 percent of SEIU members who earn less than $15 an hour, this initiative will make life dramatically better. In addition to a living wage, everyone needs to be able to earn a realistic number of paid sick days to take care of themselves and their children.
Through legislation, social activism and your support, we have helped lift millions out of poverty and transform California into a state where everyone has real opportunities. By 2022, nearly six million California workers will be lifted out of poverty, and provide every California worker the opportunity to earn paid sick days.
No one who works hard should be living in poverty or have to go to food banks just to feed their family. California has put more workers on the path to $15 an hour than any other state in the nation. While there is still more to be done, SEIU Local 2015 is proud of the resolve our members showed in their efforts to improve the quality of life for all workers. Help us keep pushing for fair wages, the right to organize, paid sick days and stronger enforcement.
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