No worker should be in poverty
With so many elections coming up, it is easy to forget that New Jersey voters will have a chance to raise the state’s minimum wage in November.
Our state’s minimum wage is shamefully low. It is even more so when you think about how expensive it is to live in New Jersey.
When we think minimum wage, we tend to think teenagers and summer jobs. But that’s not true. We all know people who have to work several minimum wage jobs just to make ends meet. Not everyone who works deserves to be a millionaire, but no one who works deserves to be stuck in poverty.
Time to right a wrong and increase the minimum wage.
Michael Elchoness, Livingston
Samuel M. Convissor, South Orange