‘Front-line workers’: Florida’s minimum wage increases to $10. Here’s why that matters

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Miami Herald

Florida’s minimum wage rose to $10 an hour Thursday, the first hike in a series of increases that will eventually push it to $15 an hour. The boost is a result of Amendment 2, passed by 61% of Florida voters in November 2020, making it the first state in the country to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour by a ballot measure. The amendment says that the minimum wage will rise from $8.56 to $10 an hour starting on September 30, 2021, and then increase by $1 an hour every year until 2026. Minimum-wage workers and union organizers call it a major victory, since wages have not kept up with inflation …

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