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.
2014 State Legislative Campaigns:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Campaign: The #1FairWage Coalition, organized by RaiseUpNY, has launched a campaign to eliminate the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers in New York through an administrative "wage order" issued by the Cuomo administration. A final wage order will be issued by the New York Department of Labor by February 2015.
Contact: Tony Perlstein, Center for Popular Democracy, email@example.com
2014 Ballot Campaigns
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
How much the federal minimum wage would be if it had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years. Instead, itís $7.25. Learn More
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