Posted by Joseph Spector
Democrat and Chronicle, April 18, 2012
At a Senate Democratic Conference hearing Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader John Sampson said the push to increase minimum wage in the state is one that’s vital to low-income workers’ ability to maintain a standard of living in the state, Gannett’s Aaron Scholder reports.
“It’s about justice. Making sure that we give the dignity and the quality of life that those employees deserve. Because the more you take care of your employees, your employees will take care of your business,” Sampson said. ...
Senate Democrats said the increased money given to minimum-wage workers could go a long way in helping the state’s economy.