STATEMENT – Legislature made right choice for hard-working young Nebraskans by voting down LB 599

***For Immediate Release***

May 15, 2015

Contact, Jeff Sheldon
Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed
Office: (402) 438-8853
Mobile: (402) 840-7289


Appleseed Statement on Legislature’s vote on LB 599

Voting down bill is right choice for hard-working young Nebraskans


LINCOLN — Friday, Nebraska Appleseed Executive Director Rebecca Gould released the following statement on the Legislature’s vote not to pass LB 599 on Final Reading.

“Nebraskans believe all employees should be treated fairly regardless of their age, and passing LB 599 would have been in direct contrast to how Nebraskans overwhelmingly voted last fall to raise the minimum wage,” Gould said. “It would have devalued the hard work of many student workers who are contributing to their families’ incomes and saving for college. We thank the State Senators who stood up for the youngest members of our workforce by voting against this bill.”

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