Delaware Passes a Minimum Wage Increase

Date: February 24, 2014

Legislation increasing
Delaware’s minimum wage to $1 above the federal rate sailed through the
legislature last week with little debate. 
Not only did
Senate Bill 6
clear both the House and Senate on Thursday, January 30, but Governor Markell
also quickly signed it in to law that same day.

This new law will raise the minimum wage in Delaware to $8.25 per
hour in two increments. Delaware’s hourly minimum wage will go up 50 cents to
$7.75 on June 1, 2014.  And on June 1,
2015, it will go up another 50 cents to $8.25 per hour. NFIB strongly opposed
this bill.

“It’s a 13 percent increase in less than 12 months. Most small
businesses will find a way to cope with it, but some will have to make tough
choices.  So we’re creating winners and losers.” said NFIB State Director Jessica Cooper. 

Please email the legislators who stood up for small
business in Delaware and thank them for voting against SB 6

Representatives who voted against SB6

Representative John C. Atkins
Representative Donald A. Blakey
Representative Ruth Briggs King
Representative Timothy D. Dukes
Representative Ronald E. Gray
Representative Deborah Hudson
Representative Harvey R. Kenton
Representative Joseph E. Miro
Representative William R. “Bobby” Outten
Representative Harold J. Peterman
Representative Michael Ramone
Representative Daniel B. Short
Representative Jeffrey N. Spiegelman
Representative David L. Wilson

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Senators who voted against SB6
Senator Colin R. J. Bonini
Senator Catherine Cloutier
Senator Gerald W. Hocker
Senator Gregory F. Lavelle
Senator David G. Lawson
Senator Ernesto B. Lopez
Senator Brian Pettyjohn
Senator F. Gary Simpson
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Suggested Text:
Dear Senator/Representative ________________,
As a small business owner and NFIB Member, I would like to thank you for supporting Delaware’s small businesses by voting against SB6, the minimum wage hike bill.

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