SEIU Florida Praises State Senator Oscar Braynon for Backing $15 Minimum Wage Bill
Miami, FL—SEIU Florida President Monica Russo issued the following statement on Senate Bill 6 that would raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour from $8.05.
“The members and leaders of SEIU Florida salute the Florida Senate Democratic Caucus under the leadership of State Senator Oscar Braynon II for signing on to S.B. 6. which - once passed – would exponentially change the lives of nearly two million hardworking Floridians who are currently struggling to make ends meet on poverty wages. SB6 has the potential to dramatically strengthen the state’s economic outlook as workers have more money in their paychecks to invest the economy. We call on all members of the Florida Legislature to stimulate Florida’s economy by investing in our workforce and passing this monumental and financially prudent piece of legislation.
SEIU Florida represents over 55,000 active and retired healthcare professionals, public employees, and property service workers in the state of Florida. SEIU members provide vital public services in Florida’s hospitals, nursing homes, public schools, community colleges, municipal and county governments, malls, and universities. With over 2.1 million members, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America.