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Rep. Donald Norcross (D-Camden). Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe

Norcross opposes NJ bid to postpone minimum wage increase

By David Wildstein, November 12 2019 11:40 am

Rep. Donald Norcross (D-Camden) told the New Jersey Legislature that he opposed a bill to delay planned minimum wage increases, calling the premise of the proposal “illogical.”

“This is an irresponsible proposal that will harm both workers and businesses,” Norcross wrote. “This proposal should be rejected by the Senate Labor Committee on Thursday and I’m calling on all New Jerseyans to make their voices heard today. It’s good for the economy, it’s right for workers, people support it and you promised to do it: Raise the Wage.”

The State Senate Labor Committee is considering the measure on Thursday.

Norcross, a former South Jersey AFL-CIO president, is the sponsor of federal legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.  His bill passed the House in July.

The Senate, where the bill is sponsored by Bernie Sanders, has not yet taken up the proposal.

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