U.S. Labor Secretary Perez has taken a stance in support of raising the minimum wage. She states, “Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would benefit 28 million workers. And, as I've seen in my travels across the country, many employers see higher wages as an investment that makes good business sense. Raising the federal minimum wage is the right thing to do for our workers and the smart thing to do for our economy.”
Union workers and union employers have known this for many years – when workers are paid a fair wage, their productivity, loyalty, and overall performance increases, which in turn, benefits the employer.
Read more of Secretary Perez’s statement here: