Foes of an initiative to hike the minimum wage to $12 an hour have no legal right to challenge whether the signatures were gathered by people who were not qualified, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Joshua Rogers ruled today.Read More »
Acceding to pressure from business interests and the governor, Republican state lawmakers are moving to undermine the ability of individual communities to establish their own “living wages” higher than the mandated state minimum.Read More »
Fight for $15 may be coming to ArizonaRead More »
Arizona’s 43,000 minimum wage workers are not going to get a government-mandated pay boost in January. And you can blame low oil prices for that.Read More »
While working families struggle to make ends meet in this sluggish economy, there is a bright spot on the horizon for Arizona’s lowest-paid workers: On Jan. 1, the state’s minimum wage increased 30 cents to $7.65, raising wages for more than 130,000 low-wage workers.
The increase not only helps hard-working Arizonans provide for their families, but also boosts the overall economy.