$17 minimum wage

Bernie Sanders, Rev. William Barber charge North Carolina activists to fight for livable wages

BY: - June 2, 2023

Senator Bernie Sanders said that there are no blue or red states when it comes to the cause of promoting a living wage during a Durham rally Thursday.  Thursday’s event was the first stop in a three-city tour that Sanders and Rev. William J. Barber II are leading as part of a national push for […]

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks outside the U.S. Capitol

Bernie Sanders unveils push for $17-an-hour federal minimum wage, citing state increases

BY: - May 4, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday announced Democrats’ plans to mark up legislation to increase the federal minimum wage to $17 an hour, pointing to an increase in the cost of living. Outside the U.S. Capitol, Sanders, a Vermont independent and chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said the panel […]