Campaigns

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Federal Minimum Wage

Campaign: U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and Representative George Miller have introduced the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2015, and adjust it each year thereafter to keep pace with the rising cost of living. This bill would also raise the minimum wage for tipped workers from its current low rate of $2.13 per hour, where it has been frozen since 1991, to 70 percent of the full minimum wage.

Click here for more information on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.

 

 

2014 State Legislative Campaigns:


Illinois

Campaign: Raise Illinois, a coalition of community, labor, business, and faith allies, has launched a campaign to raise the minimum wage in Illinois to $10.65 per hour.

Contact: Ken Snyder, Raise Illinois, ken@raiseillinoisaction.com

 

 

2014 Ballot Campaigns


 

South Dakota

Campaign: A ballot measure will appear on the November 2014 ballot that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $8.50 per hour, boost the minimum wage for tipped workers, and index the minimum wage to rise with the cost of living in future years.

Contact: Zach Crago, South Dakota Democratic Party, zach@sddp.org

 

Alaska

Campaign: Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage, a coalition of labor and community advocates, have launched a campaign to place a measure on the November 2014 ballot that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $9.75 per hour and index it to rise automatically each year with the cost of living.

Contact: Ed Flanagan, Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage, flano@acsalaska.net

 

Arkansas

Campaign: Give Arkansas a Raise Now has launched a campaign to place a measure on the November 2014 ballot that would raise the minimum wage in Arkansas to $8.50 per hour.

Contact: Steve Copley, Let Justice Roll, scopley@letjusticeroll.org

 

Nebraska

Campaign: Nebraskans for Better Wages has collected 135,000 signatures to place a measure on the November 2014 ballot that would raise the state's minimum wage to $9.00 per hour by 2016. The signatures, submitted July 3rd, are currently under review by the Secretary of State's office.

Contact: Tiffany Seibert Joekel, Coalition for a Strong Nebraska, tiffany@strongnebraska.org