Lt. Governor Supports $15 Minimum Wage by 2024

16 May 2019

Lt. Governor Zuckerman supports S.23, “An act relating to increasing the minimum wage,” as it passed the Senate earlier this year. Working women of all ages and those over 40 constitute a large majority of low-wage workers in Vermont.

“Working Vermonters around our state are struggling and deserve to receive a livable wage for their work,” said Lt. Governor Zuckerman. “As a small business owner I understand there are concerns, but I believe the predictable and steady approach passed by the Senate is achievable.”

S.23 as passed by the Senate would slowly raise the minimum wage with it reaching $15/hour by 2024.

“Yesterday the Raise the Wage Coalition, representing more than 100,000 Vermonters, shared compelling reasons for supporting the Senate’s version of S.23,” said Zuckerman. “I stand solidly with this Coalition and their goal of a $15/hour minimum wage by 2024.

Members of the Raise the Wage Coalition include:
ACLU of Vermont

AFT - Vermont

Community of Vermont Elders

Democratic Socialists of America - Burlington

Democratic Socialists of America - Central VT

Green Mountain Labor Council

Green Mountain Self-Advocates

Hunger Free Vermont

Justice For All

LGBTQIA Alliance of Vermont

NAACP - Rutland County Chapter

NAACP - Windham County Chapter

National Association of Social Workers - Vermont Chapter

Peace and Justice Center

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

Rights & Democracy

Rise VT

United Valley Interfaith Project

Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition

Vermont Center for Independent Living

Vermont Coalition for Disability Rights

Vermont Commission on Women

Vermont Interfaith Action

Vermont Legal Aid

Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council

Vermont - NEA

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Vermont Progressive Party

Vermont State Employees Association

Vermont State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Vermont Workers’ Center

Vermont Works for Women

Voices for Vermont’s Children

Contact Information

Office of the Lieutenant Governor
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05633
Office: (802) 828-2226
Cell: (802) 622-4136
Email the Lieutenant Governor
 

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