Local

Voters Will Be Asked To OK Minimum Wage Of $9.50

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

LANSING, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Supporters of a minimum wage hike in Michigan say they’ll ask voters to approve increasing the rate to $9.50 an hour, and the group is taking a big step towards that goal today.

The group “Raise Michigan” says proposed language for a ballot initiative will be given to the Secretary of State’s office today. Michigan’s minimum wage is currently $7.40 an hour, slightly higher than the federal minimum of $7.25.

Under the “Raise Michigan” proposal, the state’s minimum wage would increase by 50 cents in January 2015, and again six months later. The final $1.10 increase would occur in January 2016.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is currently $2.65. That would increase 85 cents each year, starting in January 2015, until it reaches the minimum wage for other workers.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,935 other followers