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.
President Barack Obama campaigned at the University of Michigan for raising the federal minimum wage, calling the proposal a “no-brainer.”
Obama is also using his appearance in Ann Arbor to help boost a Michigan congressman running for the Senate.
It will be Obama’s third trip to Ann Arbor since being elected president.
Fast food giant McDonald’s has been slapped with several class action lawsuits on behalf of tens of thousands of workers in Michigan, California and New York.
A group has gotten the OK from election officials to collect signatures for a measure to gradually raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
The “Raise Michigan” campaign has announced a new number for minimum wage: $10.10 an hour.
Increasing the wage would help workers and the economy, said Atkinson.The Raise Michigan coalition is working to raise it to $9.50 an hour.