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Minimum wage group files for ballot (access required)

Rebekah Friend, president of the Arizona AFL-CIO, spoke to a rally of supporters for a ballot proposal to increase the minimum wage. Petitions with 200,000 signatures were filed today with the secretary of state.Proponents of a proposed ballot initiative that would establish a minimum wage of $6.75 an hour filed over 200,000 signatures of registered ...

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