The Speaker (and even the Governor) continue to call for a "grand bargain" on minimum wage that would link a raise for hundreds of thousands of working poor to cuts in unemployment insurance.
The RaiseUp Coalition has taken a strong stance against this linkage.
First, we will never trade off a raise for the working poor for cuts to those who are unemployed and struggling to get by. This is bad economics as well as morally unjust.
Second, there is absolutely no evidence that any proposed changes will actually save significant money for the Commonwealth.
We know that we can win on the ballot so we are urging everyone to contact their representative and tell them not to support the so-called "grand bargain".