Jacky Rosen Hosts Roundtable Discussion with SEIU Local 1107, Slams Heller for Wanting to Abolish the Federal Minimum Wage

Nevada Congresswoman and candidate for U.S. Senate Jacky Rosen today joined members of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1107 for a roundtable discussion on the need to ensure workers are earning a fair, living wage. Rosen met with union members to discuss their work fighting to protect and expand workers’ rights and boost their paychecks.

While Rosen has been a supporter of working men and women and joins the labor movement in the Fight for $15, Sen. Dean Heller has voted multiple times in Washington against raising the minimum wage (which hasn’t been increased in nearly a decade) and just last week called for abolishing the federal minimum wage.

“After nearly a decade without an increase in the minimum wage, our state deserves a Senator who will fight to ensure hundreds of thousands of hardworking Nevadans get a raise,” said Rosen. “When Sen. Heller says the federal minimum wage should be abolished, he is siding with President Trump over regular people trying to make ends meet and he’s embracing a fringe position that would threaten workers across the country. In the Senate, I’ll continue to stand up to President Trump’s anti-worker agenda and support efforts to finally increase the federal minimum wage.”

“Nevada’s workers deserve a Senator who will advocate for us, and that means fighting to raise the federal minimum wage to a living wage,” said Brian Shepherd, deputy trustee of SEIU local 1107. “We should be working to prevent anyone working full-time in Nevada from living in poverty, but Sen. Heller’s radical stance on abolishing the federal minimum wage would only drag us backward. Jacky Rosen is a proven fighter for working men and women in Congress, and she will always have our backs when it comes to ensuring workers’ rights are protected. It’s time to use our voices this November and replace Dean Heller.”

Raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 would lift wages for an estimated 41 million American workers, and directly benefit an estimated 314,000 Nevadans.