Members of CJJ/West participated in the rally on July 24th sponsored by Just Economics in support of raising the minimum wage to $15.
Join CJJ/West for the Rally to Raise the Wage on Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 PM at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville.
Did you know that the $7.25 federal minimum wage went into effect in 2009 and has not been raised since?
In 1968, the high point of the federal minimum wage in inflation-adjusted terms, the minimum wage was equal to roughly $10 an hour in today’s dollars. This means that minimum wage workers today are paid between a quarter and a third less than what similar jobs paid almost 50 years ago, depending on how you measure inflation*. Hear from area low wage workers joining the fight for living wages and NC legislators who have co-sponsored a bill to raise the state-wide minimum wage. Folks will be on hand from the Raising Wages Campaign WNC to tell you ways that you can get involved in the campaign and celebrate living wage certified employers here in our community through Just Economics living wage certification program. For more information about the Raising Wages NC campaign, go here. To learn more about work happening locally to raise wages, visit Just Economics WNC.
CJJ West participated in Asheville's own March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24, 2018. We were heartened to see such a tremendous community turnout and to hear from so many inspiring, committed young people at this event. State Senator Terry Van Duyn is pictured speaking Ron Katz and CJJ/W members and friends at the rally.