New Jersey Working Families State Director Sue Altman has released the following statement in response to Senator Vin Gopal’s proposed legislation to roll back the state’s minimum wage law:
“Senator Gopal’s ill-conceived, last-minute push to tear down New Jersey’s minimum wage bill sends a message that part of the Trenton political class hasn’t learned the lesson of this week’s elections. It’s not enough to be a Democrat in New Jersey to win elections in battleground districts. Our elected officials must also stand on the side of working families and with Democratic principles.
“At a time when Trenton is being consumed by the scandal around Economic Development Agency giveaways totaling billions of dollars to the politically connected, this bill displays a level of tone deafness that is breathtaking. New Jersey voters expect their elected officials to fight for them – and not for powerful business interests.”