Dover Post (DE): Cleaners union fights for statewide $15 minimum wage

By Amanda Parrish
Dover Post (DE), Jan 14, 2020. Also Delaware Online, Milford Beacon, Middletown Transcript, Smyrna-Clayton Sun Times, Sussex Countian and other papers

... More and more states are increasing the minimum wage and these union workers want the same $15 an hour they get for all Delaware workers. 32BJ SEIU, the largest property service workers union in the country, rallied on the steps of the capitol Jan. 14 to encourage legislators to push for the $15 minimum hourly wage. ...

Courtney Sunborn, owner of Ecolistic Cleaning in Lewes, said in a Business for a Fair Minimum Wage press release that increasing wages will help businesses retain employees.

“Our business is built on trust between us, our clients and our employees, so when we hire, we want to make sure our hardworking employees are going to stay,” Sunborn said. “We want them feeling valued and getting paid fairly, so we start them well above the current minimum wage, which is not a decent floor for Delaware.”

32BJ SEIU was joined by vice president of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage Alissa Barron-Menza and elected officials. ...

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