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Monday, December 30, 2013

Ohio Lawmakers Raise State's Minimum Wage (But Not Enough)

Posted By on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 1:40 PM

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Good news, Ohio. In the new year, hourly workers will earn more money. Well, a little bit. Not enough for sure.

Ohio is one of 13 states and four cities that will see an increase in the minimum wage in 2014.  Hourly minimum wage will increase by 10 cents, to $7.95 per hour, for employees who do not get tips. For tipped employees, the minimum wage will increase to $3.98 per hour. Just roll around in all that sweet cash! Or dimes, as it may be. 

According to Fox 8, the wage increase in Ohio is due to adjustments to the annual cost of living. 

The raises come in the midst of fast food workers walkouts and strikes and Walmart workers' demands for a livable wage. Ten cents is a joke. Here's to hoping Ohio finally gets around to dolling out a substantial increase for minimum-wage workers at some point.


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