April 18, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Trenton, NJ – Fight for $15 protesters outside the State House Apr. 14 whacked piñatas of Gov. Chris Christie and Donald Trump until they burst open and fake money poured out. Christie has said he will not consider signing a bill that would raise New Jersey’s minimum wage from $8.38 an hour to $15.
“It is shameful that across our state engines that should be raising up New Jersey workers are creating poverty,” state Working Families Party head Analilia Mejia told the crowd, singling out the employers of airport and food-service workers. Several state legislators attended the rally, and Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Camden), a possible Democratic candidate for governor next year, issued a statement of support. After the rally, attendees lobbied legislators to raise the state minimum. Read more