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Our retirement system is broken. Over 50% of Connecticut’s working age residents do not have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan. And those that do are saving less because of stagnating wages as our economy strugles to recover. That leaves only social security for many workers, but that is often not enough to live on. […]

It’s time to raise the minimum wage

Last year, Working Families members, along with our allies, had a half win on Connecticut’s minimum wage: together, we won an increase from $8.25 to $9 an hour. But let’s face it, $9 an hour still leaves workers in poverty. That’s still less than $19,000 a year — if you get full-time hours. We think […]

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We Raised the minimum wage!

March 27th, 2014 by Taylor

Today at 6 pm, Governor Malloy will sign a law that raises Connecticut’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Because of engaged citizens like our members, and strong guidance from Governor Malloy and the leadership of the House and Senate, Connecticut will be the first state in the country to pass a $10.10 minimum wage. It’s an incredible victory!

Workers across the state will get a much needed raise, but that doesn’t mean we can stop. We’ve got a long ways to go to build a just economy that doesn’t unfairly benefit the rich.

Connecticut is now a national leader on raising the minimum wage, just like we are on paid sick days. We have passed the highest state minimum wage in the country, and already other states are following our lead. There are many more issues we’d like to lead the country on, from finding a solution to out of control student debt, to making sure every worker can retire with security.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this victory possible, and lets keep working for a just economy!

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