It’s hard to believe that the current minimum wage in Florida is $8.56/hr. And now, we are facing overlapping crises: an economic recession, the ongoing pandemic, and systemic racism.
Florida essential workers including fast-food, hospital, janitorial, airport, higher education, farm, and nursing home workers are putting our LIVES on the line every day. We are risking it all without enough PPE, sufficient sick days, or other protections, all for less than $15/hr. We report to work even as we watch co-workers get sick or even die because we can’t miss a paycheck. Our families deserve a living wage. Floridians have a chance to take matters into our own hands this November by voting YES on Amendment 2 and raising our state’s minimum wage to $15/hr to build a better future for our children and our communities.
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“The facts haven't compelled Florida lawmakers to raise the minimum wage. They seem to believe keeping workers in poverty makes the Sunshine State “attractive” to companies. That is why Amendment 2, which would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2026, is the only way to remediate that issue.”
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