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Minimum wage hikes in 18 states set for new year... Do you agree?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:18 pm
by Grand_Master

The lowest wage workers in 18 states will get a boost in their paychecks starting on New Year's Day, as minimum wage hikes take effect.

Many of the wage hikes are phased-in steps toward an ultimately higher wage, the product of ballot initiatives pushed by unions and workers rights groups over the last few years.

The minimum wage in Washington state will rise to $11.50 an hour, up 50 cents and the highest statewide minimum in the nation. Over the next three years, the wage will rise to $13.50 an hour, thanks to a ballot measure approved by voters in 2016.

Mainers will see their minimum wages rise the most, from $9 an hour to $10 an hour, an 11 percent increase. Voters approved a ballot measure in 2016 that will eventually raise the wage to $12 an hour by 2020.

Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont will see their minimum wages increase by at least 50 cents an hour. Smaller increases take effect in Alaska, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio and South Dakota.
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch ... -18-states

Re: Minimum wage hikes in 18 states set for new year... Do you agree?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:46 pm
by Tempest909
things will just keep getting worse.

Re: Minimum wage hikes in 18 states set for new year... Do you agree?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:54 pm
by Sun Tzu
Economics is well aware of Human Nature and seeks to work with it to its benefit. Politics again proves that it is clueless to reality of things.

Re: Minimum wage hikes in 18 states set for new year... Do you agree?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:58 pm
by CosmicSentry
Free shit never works out in the end.