State of New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy

Statement by Governor Murphy on Introduction of Legislation by Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter on Increasing the Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

“I congratulate and thank Assemblywoman Sumter and her Assembly colleagues on their efforts to ensure a fair and livable wage for all working New Jerseyans. We know what will happen when we put the minimum wage on a path to $15 an hour – workers will have more money to raise their quality of life and secure a better future for their families, and employers will see less turnover.

"Ensuring a fair wage is about restoring basic fairness to our economy, and about ensuring that every working family can be part of growing our economy. I look forward to working with Assemblywoman Sumter and her cosponsors, Assemblywoman Mosquera and Assemblymen Egan and Wimberly, and all legislators, to pass an increase in the minimum wage by the end of this year.”

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