Op-ed on New Hampshire minimum wage fight
Sarah Jane Knoy, the Executive Director of the Granite State Organizing Project, had an op-ed published on April 28th in the Nashua Telegraph about the fight for a higher minimum wage in New Hampshire, which GSOP is helping to lead.
She writes “With 42 percent of Americans today earning less than $15 per hour and New Hampshire’s minimum wage frozen since 2009, low-wage workers are long overdue for a raise. In 2014, 117,350 New Hampshire workers, or 19 percent of our state’s labor force, earned less than $15 per hour. Included in that number were 2,720 substitute teachers, 2,710 child care workers, 5,340 personal care aides, and 1,650 home health aides. Both the best research and on-the-ground experience show that boosting the minimum wage would begin to reverse widening inequality in the state and help, not hurt, New Hampshire’s economy.”