The CWA News | The American Public Supports Fairness

Volume 74, Issue #4 | Winter 2014

Raising wages and improving the standard of living for working families is a winning political issue.

In the November 2014 elections, voters approved increases in the minimum wage, paid sick leave and other economic gains for working families in many states.

Voters in the states of Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, and cities of Oakland and San Francisco, Calif., approved increases in the minimum wage.

Paid sick leave also was approved by voters in Massachusetts, Trenton and Montclair, N.J., and expanded in Oakland, Calif.