"Let's not forget: this is not a $15 minimum wage today... or even tomorrow.
This is a $15 minimum wage in 2025, which frankly is not soon enough from my perspective.
"We need to get this done and then get right back to work to fight for more for our communities.".
If passed into law, the measure would phase in the $15 minimum wage over the next four years and index it to median wage growth thereafter.
"There is not a county in this country where a full-time worker can afford a two-bedroom apartment with the current minimum wage," Jones added.
"And let's not forget: this is not a $15 minimum wage today, Mr. Chairman, or even tomorrow. »