By Bob Katzen
This bill would increase, over a 4-year period (2024-2027), the minimum wage from $15 per hour to $20 per hour; and the tipped worker minimum from $6.75 to $12, increasing it from 45 percent of minimum wage to 60 percent of it. Another provision beginning in 2028, would index the minimum wage for inflation, using the consumer price index.
“While we celebrate the significant victory of the 2018 law, we know that working families and individuals are still under enormous financial stress with rising inflation and increased costs of housing and living,” said sponsor Rep. Tram Nguyen (D-Andover). “They are struggling to meet their basic needs and provide for their families.”