Fight for $15

 
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“It’s really hard to support two kids in high school on my paycheck. Both my kids are asthmatic – and between caring for them and paying the bills sometimes I just don’t have enough money to make ends meet.”

                     Sherry-Ann RamKaran

 

 

Caring for seniors, people living with disabilities, the sick and injured is hard and important work. Every day caregivers across NJ go the extra mile to provide essential care to their patients, yet many are struggling to make ends meet.

Many caregivers in NJ make as little as $8.44/hour and lack basic benefits like healthcare or paid sick days. Caregivers should not have to make a choice between paying for rent or putting food on the table. It's time for us to join together and fight for a New Jersey that cares for everyone!

Join us in our fight for $15 an hour and a union so we can take care of ourselves and our families, and continue giving the best possible care to our communities.

 
 

New York, California, and D.C have $15, why not New Jersey?

Right across the river, the minimum wage is going up to $15 an hour - if caregivers in New York are so earning $15, then so should we! 

From Seattle to Portland to D.C. to Los Angeles, workers across the country have won a $15 an hour minimum wage - New Jersey can do it too. We need to come together and demand it from our elected officials. Join Garden State CARES to pass legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 in New Jersey.

                                        Governor Cuomo of New York signed $15 minimum wage into law on April 4, 2016

                                      Governor Cuomo of New York signed $15 minimum wage into law on April 4, 2016