After the idea died during the 2014 legislative session, a state legislator from Miami has said he’ll try again to have the state’s minimum wage raised to $10.10 an hour.
Vice President Joe Biden will join former Governor Charlie Crist for campaign appearances Monday at Broward College’s Coconut Creek campus and a Boca Raton synagogue.
The fastest growing segment of the electorate has made its voice heard in the Florida governor’s race.
Raise the minimum wage and banning discrimination of gay and transgendered employees would be some of the first things Charlie Crist would do if he’s elected governor this November.
Not many political issues enjoy a broad base of bipartisan support, but one such issue in the state of Florida is raising the minimum wage.
Florida voters overwhelmingly support an increase in the state’s minimum wage, according to a Quinnipiac University poll that was released Thursday.
Minimum wage workers have something to smile about in the New Year, a pay increase. The increase will benefit an estimated 416,000 low-wage workers in Florida, boosting their pay rate by 14 cents an hour.
Minimum wage workers have something to be happy about for the New Year.
When the clock strikes midnight to ring in the new year, it will also ring in an increase for Florida and a dozen other states. On January 1st, 2014 Florida’s minimum wage will increase by 14 cents to $7.93 per hour, benefiting an estimated 416,000 low-wage workers in the state.
Broward County commissioner Marty Kiar and state Senator Dwight Bullard talk to Jim DeFede about what they experienced and learned after living on minimum wage for a week. Both politicians are hoping to highlight the need for an increase in minimum wage, which is currently $7.79 an hour.