Protesters say that the ‘Fight for $15’ is about health and stability for their families
Dozens of SEIU workers marched and protested in front of GG3, a leather and apparel distribution center for a “Fight for $15” rally. “If we said $12-$13 an hour, that’s about $500 for a full week. How can people survive these days in the state of New Jersey under $500 a week?” said Albert Arroyo, a SEIU member. “We have to make sure workers rights are protected and that means they get paid $15 minimum wage an hour,” Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy said. Murphy says that if he does become Governor of New Jersey, he would work towards raising the minimum wage to $15.