Edwards Joins Push for NJ Minimum Wage Increase

July 11, 2008 6:35:10 AM PDT
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards is joining the chorus of those who want to see an increase in New Jersey's minimum wage. He'll be in Newark later today with members of the Raise the Wage Campaign calling for a hike in the current rate of $7.15 per hour.

The group wants to see it raised to $8.25.

New Jersey currently has the nation's 13th highest minimum wage.

Democrat Edwards ran in the early presidential primaries this year and was John Kerry's running mate in the 2004 presidential election.