Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Fight For $8.50 (a year from now)

Kind of a joke in that it's not anything close to a living wage. Also it probably won't achieve final passage. But, hey, progress.. sort of.

The Senate Labor Committee voted 4-2 Wednesday to advance the wage hike to the full Senate. The proposal made it that far last year before fizzling when it was diverted to a second Senate committee for review.

It’s unclear whether new support has built for the effort.

If approved, Louisiana’s minimum wage would grow to $8 per hour in 2018 and to $8.50 an hour a year later under the bill by New Orleans Sen. Troy Carter.

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