Campaign Launched to Raise NC’s Minimum Wage #15in5

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North Carolina working people and families need a raise. Too many working people in North Carolina don’t get paid enough to afford the basics. At a time when productivity and profits are at an all time high, wages are at an all time low.

Watch stories of working people who can’t survive on poverty wages.

  • Nearly 1 in 3 workers in NC earn a wage below the federal poverty line – the second worst in the nation.
  • Nearly half of all workers in our state – 47.5% – make less than $15 per hour.
  • The soaring cost of living means it would take $21.95 an hour to get by on a frugal budget without public assistance for a family of 3 in NC.
  • More than half of the jobs created since the late 2000’s pay poverty wages

Take Action: Sign the petition to raise the minimum wage in North Carolina.

That’s why our state federation has joined a broad coalition of organizations including the NC Justice Center, United for a Fair Economy, NC Raise Up, and others to launch Raising Wages NC – a campaign for state lawmakers to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in five years.

Follow the Raising Wages NC campaign on Facebook.

Download our fact sheet for points to make when talking about the need to raise the minimum wage (PDF).

Download our fact sheet for talking points about raising the minimum wage (PDF)