Caregivers in Montana have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go.
Some of us still make under $15 per hour, despite risking our lives during this pandemic to take care of the most vulnerable. And even for those of us over $15, we know that raising the floor lifts us all up together.
Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour is long overdue and will make a crucial difference in the lives of millions of workers and in communities across the country.
Montana’s 2021 minimum wage of $8.75 is not enough to even cover a living wage for a single adult without any children.
Women would particularly benefit: Of the 155,000 workers that would see their wages go up across the state, 40% would be women.
Call Sen. Jon Tester at 202-224-2644 and ask him to co-sponsor the Raise the Wage act.
- Let him know what $15 means to you.
- Making a call is the best way to make sure that he knows you care about raising the wage – offices tally up calls and report this out to members of Congress!