Camden City Government: Demand that our Residents are Paid a Living Wage of $15 per hour!

Camden City Government: Demand that our Residents are Paid a Living Wage of $15 per hour!

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Keith Benson started this petition to mayor@ci.camden.nj.us and

With the close of the 2020 Election season, and continued steadfast support for the Camden City Democrats, it is far past time for Camden's local Democratic government to do right by the constituents who have been voting for them for decades. It starts with Economic Justice and ensuring every employee working in Camden are paid a living wage which is why we are calling for all local elected officials to enact a $15 per hour minimum wage.

As we look around this city, we see both national and multinational corporations gaining a greater foothold here. Companies like Holtec International, Subaru America, and the 76ers make billions in revenue have been allotted valuable city space to open operations while contributing very little to the functioning or operations of the city. Further, other national corporations like Save-A-Lot, Burger King, Family Dollar, Dollar General and McDonalds, that also rake in billions annually, operate in Camden while paying their workers, our neighbors, the least allowed by state law.

As such, we at the Camden Education Association (CEA) want to see Mayor Frank Moran, and Camden City Council enact a municipal ordinance mandating that all publicly traded corporations operating in Camden pay its employees, our neighbors, a $15 minimum wage. While this may seem simply aspirational, plenty of other city's across the country from New York to San Francisco have made it a priority to ensure their residents are provided the economic justice every worker deserves. And as a union of committed educators working in our public schools, we know how closely linked familial economics are to student academic performance and developmental health, making this as much of an education issue, as well as one of economic justice.

We at CEA want Democratic city leaders, who have been ardently supported by Camden's citizenry, return the favor by looking out for them. Instituting a $15 minimum wage mandate by the start of 2021 for workers in the city would be an important and substantive first step.       

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