Pocan Stands with SEIU & Striking Fast Food Workers Calling for a Raise in the Minimum Wage
Madison, WI — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, today released the following statement in support of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and striking fast food workers across the country who are calling for an increase in the minimum wage:
“It’s time to raise the pay of fast food workers and everyone earning a low wage in this country. Companies should pay their workers fair wages and put more money in the hands of consumers to help strengthen our economy. These companies are super-sizing their profits while their workers are struggling to make ends meet.
“The myth of a minimum wage worker is a teenager living with their parents while working part-time after school. In fact, the minimum wage worker is a very real person who has had a stagnant wage while the rest of the economy has prospered. When millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules cannot support themselves or their families, we face an economic crisis.
“Raising the minimum wage is a win-win-win situation – a win for workers, a win for small businesses, and a win for the economy.”