Even as advocates for an increased minimum wage are staging protests across the nation in support of a $15 hourly floor, one prominent figure in the movement is wasting no time in setting a higher goal.
According to Restaurant Opportunities Center United Founder Saru Jayaraman, $15 an hour is insufficient. In a recent released video, the activist said:
“If you are taking into account child care and transportation and everything that people need to live. … You are talking much higher — $17, $21. So $15 is not a livable wage and I don’t think anyone, I hope no one is claiming that it is.”