Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Senior Member JohnDoe2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    PARADISE (San Diego)
    Posts
    99,040

    Arizona minimum wage will rise to $10 next year

    Arizona minimum wage will rise to $10 next year


    • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    • Updated 27 min ago
    • (3)





    • Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star 2014


    Protesters outside a Tucson fast-food restaurant on East Grant Road in 2014 called for a higher minimum wage.


    Hundreds of thousands of Arizonans are in line for a salary increase come January.

    Arizona voters approved Proposition 206, which will raise the minimum wage to $10 next year and then gradually increase it to $12 by 2020, while also requiring some employers to provide three days of paid sick leave.


    Preliminary results show it won on a margin of close to 3-to-2 in Tuesday’s election.


    The business community mounted only token opposition to the measure, raising less than $40,000 for the campaign at last count.

    Proponents, by contrast, collected close to $4.3 million.

    Pro-206 campaign manager Bill Scheel has figured there are about 779,000 Arizonans now earning below $12 an hour, or about a quarter of the state workforce.

    He also estimated about 934,000 Arizonans are in jobs where there is no paid sick leave.

    Proposition 206 is an outgrowth of a 2006 voter-approved law that established Arizona’s first-ever minimum wage, setting it at $6.75 an hour when the federal minimum was $5.15.


    The 2006 law also requires annual inflation adjustments, which have pushed the minimum now to $8.05 an hour; it would have gone up another dime automatically in January.

    The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.


    Explaining why the Arizona Chamber of Commerce didn’t mount a stronger campaign against the new measure, which it claims will result in job losses, spokesman Garrick Taylor said:


    “Unfortunately, when these things get on the ballot across the country, they’re likely to pass.”

    http://tucson.com/arizona-minimum-wa...f58d9840b.html

    NO AMNESTY

    Don't reward the criminal actions of millions of illegal aliens by giving them citizenship.


    Sign in and post comments here.

    Please support our fight against illegal immigration by joining ALIPAC's email alerts here https://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  2. #2
    Senior Member JohnDoe2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    PARADISE (San Diego)
    Posts
    99,040
    4 States Opt To Raise Minimum Wage; 7 Loosen Marijuana Laws
    NPR‎ - 2 hours ago

    Full Election 2016 Results ... Raising the minimum wage: Maine, Arizona, Colorado and Washington all voted to increase the minimum wage to at least $12 an hour by 2020.
    NO AMNESTY

    Don't reward the criminal actions of millions of illegal aliens by giving them citizenship.


    Sign in and post comments here.

    Please support our fight against illegal immigration by joining ALIPAC's email alerts here https://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  3. #3
    Moderator Beezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    25,675
    What about all the office workers making $12 - $15 an hour? Who have to dress and speak properly, know how to use computers, greet clients, can spell and type, use computer programs, be professional? Are they going to get a $5 buck increase in wages?

Similar Threads

  1. British government body urges 3 percent rise in minimum wage
    By JohnDoe2 in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-23-2015, 05:05 PM
  2. Minimum wage in Mexico will go up next year
    By JohnDoe2 in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-30-2014, 06:32 PM
  3. Minimum wage to rise in 13 states on Jan. 1
    By JohnDoe2 in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-29-2013, 06:04 PM
  4. Minimum wage rates may climb this year
    By JohnDoe2 in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-17-2013, 02:48 PM
  5. Minimum wage to rise in Mexico
    By JohnDoe2 in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-26-2011, 08:57 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •