Video: NJPP’s Gordon MacInnes on the Need to Raise the Minimum Wage

IMG_3355-1Over the weekend, NJPP president Gordon MacInnes appeared on NJTV’s “On the Record” to debate the proposed minimum wage increase with Michele Siekerka of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.

“We’re the second wealthiest state in the nation, and we’re one of only three states that has seen its poverty rate rise since the Great Recession. [And] we have hundreds of thousands of hard-working people who cannot survive on the wages they’re paid,” he said. “They need to get the kind of assistance that an increase in the minimum wage would give.”

Full video is available here (starts around the 12-minute mark).