Minimum Wage Battle Not Going Away

Date: May 18, 2016

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Minimum Wage Battle Not Going Away

No statewide minimum wage increase was passed in Virginia this session, but not for lack of trying on the part of some lawmakers. Three Senate bills and five House bills were introduced to hike the state’s base wage, but all were killed in committee. The General Assembly also passed a bill to prohibit local governments from increasing their own minimum wages, but Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed it.

 However, don’t expect the issue to go silent. With recent $15 per hour wage hikes approved in California and New York, the debate has only continued to inflame. In Richmond last month, protesters—including fast-food workers on strike—rallied to demand a wage increase, in coordination with a nationwide protest effort.

 In advance of the pending renewed minimum wage debate in Virginia, check out these NFIB resources:

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