Workers must have an opportunity to earn a living wage in order to care for themselves and their families. More and more of our jobs are service jobs that do not pay enough for people to put food on the table and pay rent. We continue to see strong growth at the top of the economic spectrum and stagnation and wage loss at the lower end. We must do everything we can at the state-level to provide access to affordable, quality training and educational opportunities for our under-employed and unemployed workers so they are able to get good jobs with competitive wages. As state Senator, I will take the lead on raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, fight to pass the Fair Share Amendment, and protect those affected by wage theft in the workplace.