Ben & Jerry Lend Support to Minimum Wage Increase

By Lesley Engle

Published 03/18 2014 08:44AM

Updated 03/18 2014 08:45AM

Ice cream makers Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield will be at the Vermont Statehouse Tuesday.

A release sent out by the Vermont Workers’ Center says the pair is backing legislation that would guarantee paid sick days for workers.  

They will be scooping free ice cream to everyone in the building.

"We thought about coming up with a new flavor 'Raisin Up Vermont,' but based on popular demand we are bringing some favorite flavors and hoping to have lots of good conversations with people about how we can raise up Vermont so it works for everybody," said Jerry Greenfield.

The pair also supports increasing minimum wage.

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