On Monday, February 22, 2021, workers across the nation will gather to call for the implementation of the Raise the Wage Act, a crucial bill that will raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024 and eliminate the federal subminimum wage for tipped workers, which is currently around $2.13 per hour. The predatory wage practice disproportionately hurts women, who are represented about 75% of tipped workers. During the covid crisis, the inequities of workers have been magnified. We must fight together to ensure a living wage, comprehensive covid relief, equitable vaccine distribution, and union rights for all workers.
One Fair Wage, SEIU, and Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival are hosting socially distanced in-person events to ensure the passage of the Raise the Wage Act. All events will start at 2:30 PM ET/ 11:30 AM ET! At CLUW, we are proud to co-sponsor the day of action. Please note: supporters should wear face coverings should be worn at all times to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19 if they would like to participate. At CLUW, we do not encourage members to attend if they have compromised immune systems or health conditions at increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19.
Please click one of the following locations below to RVSP and attend an in-person rally:
- New York City
- Washington D.C.
- Fairmont, WV
- San Francisco
- Portsmouth, NH
- Manchester, NH
One Fair Wage has created a list of tweets to ensure all workers are paid fairly. At CLUW, we encourage our members and supporters to share the following to their networks:
The #RaiseTheWage Act must be passed with the Biden Recovery Act. The most important reasons for this + how it would benefit our country are detailed out in this NEW report: https://onefairwage.site/
We’ve fought for $15/hour minimum wage, the elimination of the subminimum wage for tipped workers, union rights for all, and full + just Covid relief. We’re still fighting. We need comprehensive and just relief now! Join us on 2/22 for #RaiseTheWageAct
Who gives our elected officials the power? The people. What do over 60% of the people in American want? A full, fair wage for ALL (including tipped workers). Join @UniteThePoor + @OneFairWage on Mon, 2/22 and let the people’s voices be heard. #RaiseTheWage
Additionally, if you cannot join an in-person rally, One Fair Wage is hosting an online rally at 3 PM ET/ 12 PM PT on February 22, 2021. At CLUW, we will send a follow-up email with additional details.
Thank you for reading and supporting a living wage for all workers.