21 states and 26 localities—more jurisdictions than ever before—will raise their wage floors around January 1.
A higher wage floor did not cause the “sky to fall” as industry lobbyists had warned.
Bill would nearly double federal wage floor after decade of stagnancy at $7.25.
Congress has no excuse: It must pass the Raise the Wage Act immediately.
Nearly 350,000 workers are each losing $4,000 annually because their states blocked local minimum wage increases.
Our amicus brief argues Michigan lawmakers undermined the will of voters in violation of the state constitution.
Governor Jared Polis is expected to sign the bill into law.
The regional approach would bake-in wages that are already artificially low in many parts of the country.