Raising the Minimum Wage In Connecticut

April 27, 2017

Connecticut has been a leader in defending and passing a historic minimum wage increase in 2014. As of January 2017, the minimum wage is $10.10 per hour.

This bill would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour in yearly increments through 2022.

“Eighty-nine percent of the people that will benefit from the minimum wage increase are not teenagers; they’re on average 36 years of age. Fifty-seven percent of these people work full time and 37 percent of them are over 40 years old,” Labor Committee Chair Senator Ed Gomes (D-Bridgeport) said. “People cannot exist on less than $15 an hour and the families who are currently working on minimum wage salaries are living in poverty. There needs to be an increase.”

The time to make it happen is now. I am ready.