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Raise the Wage

Workplace Fairness joins workers' rights organizations in supporting the Raise the Wage Act.

The Raise the Wage Act follows the lead of the growing number of states and cities that have adopted significant minimum wage increases in recent years. For millions of people across the country, working 40 hours or more a week is not enough to support themselves and their families.The benefits of gradually phasing in a $15 minimum wage by 2024 would be far-reaching, lifting pay for tens of millions of workers and reversing decades of growing pay inequality.

The Raise the Wage Act will restore the value of work in our economy and lift struggling workers and their families out of poverty. -- Committee on Education and Labor


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In the Courts more

National Women's Law Center v. Office of Management and Budget

On October 29, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered that the EEOC must continue to take all steps necessary to complete EEO-1 Component 2 data collection for calendar years 2017 and 2018. The judge ruled that the U.S. EEOC must keep collecting compensation information from employers, rejecting the agency's request that the court-mandated data collection be deemed complete.

October 31, 2019

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