Lawmakers said the gradual increase is better for employers who might need time to adjust to paying employees more…
WWJ spoke live with Mark Hackel. one of many local leaders attending the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.
The compromise was struck a day before a committee turns in petition signatures for a higher minimum wage hike.
A House panel is supporting legislation to raise the minimum wage to $8.50 per hour after the Senate passed a $9.20 per hour plan.
A Republican bill to raise the minimum wage from $7.40 to $9.20 an hour has passed the Michigan Senate.
It’s a campaign by unions to bring attention to the plight of low-wage workers and get the public behind the idea of a $15-an-hour wage
The political battle over the effort to raise the minimum wage in Michigan continues between Lansing and proponents of a petition drive.
Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville introduced the bill about three weeks before the deadline for backers of the higher wage hike to file signatures.
A bill brought to the house by Sen. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge, would increase the hourly minimum to $8.15 from $7.40 in December. The minimum for tipped employees – wait staff and bartenders – would rise a dime to $2.75 per hour.
The bill would increase the hourly minimum to $8.15 from $7.40, while the minimum for tipped employees would rise a dime.