Rep. Chu Stands with Low-Wage Workers Fighting for Fair Compensation

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) joined workers from 30 Los Angeles County area fast food chains Thursday, as well as members of SEIU Local 721, to call for wage increases to $15 per hour. Rep. Chu released the following statement:
“A full day’s work deserves a full day’s pay, and I applaud the brave men and women standing up today to demand fair compensation for their labor. In the wealthiest nation on earth, a full time job should provide for food, health care and safe housing. As fast food companies continue to see record profits, it is time that their employees receive a sense of financial security as well.”
Congresswoman Chu is a long-time proponent for raising the minimum wage. She is a co-sponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would increase the minimum wage incrementally every year until 2015, and tie it to the cost of living after that.

September 9, 2013

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