Tuesday’s midterm elections were a victory for some of America’s lowest-paid workers.
Voters in two red states — Missouri and Arkansas — overwhelmingly approved ballot measures that will raise the minimum wage for nearly 1 million workers across both states.
“Voters across the political spectrum are fed up with politicians who pay lip service to the dignity of work but do nothing to reward struggling, hardworking families,” Jonathan Schleifer, executive director of the Fairness Project, said in a statement Tuesday. The DC nonprofit was one of several organizations that helped put the minimum wage measures on the ballot.
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