Effort to boost MI min wage moves closer to petition drive
LANSING, MI (MPRN)— The campaign to initiate a law to increase Michigan’s minimum wage took another step Tuesday toward putting a question on the 2022 ballot.
The Raise the Wage campaign filed with state elections officials a summary of its proposal that will appear on the petition form. The campaign will also file a copy of the petition form, but that will come later.
The initiative would raise the state minimum wage to $15 by 2027, says campaign attorney Mark Brewer. After the wage reaches $15 an hour, Brewer says it would be adjusted annually for inflation.
“That’s been a real problem with the minimum wage – no inflationary increases over the years.”
The initiative would also set the same minimum wage for tipped and untipped workers.