1. Minimum Wage
The Senate's first official action this session was to pass a bill to increase the minimum wage to $7.60, index the wage to the inflation rate (so that the hourly wage rate will go up whenever inflation rises), and allow municipalities to set a minimum wage above the state level (resulting in a number of different minimum wages around the state). The Assembly has also introduced the same bill and we believe they have the votes to pass the bill this session. The WGA is building a coalition along with the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, the Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, the Wisconsin Innkeepers, and other small business organizations to address this issue.
Please complete this brief survey to help us better understand how you feel about this wage increase and how it will affect your business. Your results will help the WGA and its coalition partners to determine if options for a potential compromise exist. All responses are confidential.