Fighting for Higher Wages

April 16, 2015

Rep. Edwin Vargas participated in a State Capitol rally in support of a proposal that would increase the pay of low-wage workers to $15.

Representative Edwin Vargas joined more than 1,000 low-wage workers, advocates and lawmakers at a State Capitol rally to back an effort that would increase the pay of the workers to $15 an hour.

Rep. Vargas is supporting legislation that would impose a fee on large corporations that do not pay their employees the $15 per-hour rate.

"Not only will this proposal increase the wages of these workers," Rep. Vargas said, "But, when we are concerned about the state budget, this would actually produce a revenue gain for to the state