Many community, labor and religious partners joined together this year to support passage of HB 4283, a bill that would raise the state minimum wage. And we won, by a large majority in both houses of the state legislature.
Now, Brian Peterson, an attorney with the corporate law firm Bowles Rice, citing bogus problems with the bill, is urging Gov. Tomblin to veto it. This would deprive more than 125,000 hardworking West Virginians from a meaningful boost in their standard of living.
Some people really do want it all—but I don't recall anyone electing an elite law firm to ruin the lives of working West Virginians.
If you live in WV, please consider calling Gov. Tomblin NOW at 304-558-2000 and urging him not to veto HB 4283. Instead, he should sign it ASAP. Any technical problems with the bill can be resolved by the legislature in due course.
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