Jobs & Economic Growth

When workers succeed, our businesses, our economy, and our country succeeds. That’s why Senator Murray is focused on supporting working families, creating jobs, and growing the economy in Washington state. She believes we need an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the very top.  

As the Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Senator Murray is leading the efforts to strengthen workers’ rights, raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, end subminimum wages for tipped workers, youth workers, and workers with disabilities, establish a national paid leave program, and protect the right of workers to collectively bargain and unionize, including by leading the fight for the PRO Act in the Senate. She is a strong supporter and advocate of unions, and believes they can make all the difference in ensuring good benefits and safe working conditions for workers across the country.  

Senator Murray also recognizes the extreme inequities that persist in our economy. From closing the wage gap, to fighting income inequality, to protecting workers with disabilities, Senator Murray is committed to addressing these inequities and creating a fairer economy for everyone. She will continue to fight to ensure every worker gets the wages, benefits, working conditions, and support they need and deserve. 

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