As she said in her kickoff speech last week, Gina strongly believes that we need to increase the minimum wage. But we can't wait to provide a meaningful adjustment until 2018.
We should take action on this now and raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2015 and then index it to the cost of living so that politicians can't play games with people's lives.
Two-thirds of minimum-wage earners are women, so a raise would immediately help women across Rhode Island and their families.
People are really struggling and we need to act with urgency to help out working families. Gina agrees with what our entire federal delegation is fighting for at the federal level which is to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 within two years and index it to the cost of living.