PHOENIX Claiming voters intended higher minimum wages only for families, Republicans in the state House voted Wednesday to allow employers to pay less to some people younger than 22.
On paper, House Bill 2523, given preliminary approval on a party-line vote, does not amend what voters approved in the 2016 election by a 2-1 margin. That initiative took the minimum wage from $8.05 an hour to $11 now, and going to $12 next year.
Instead, the proposal by Rep. Travis Grantham, R-Gilbert, would create a new category of youth employment in state labor laws. That would include anyone younger than 22 who also is a full-time student but works no more than 20 hours a week.
Employers would be required to pay them only what is required by federal law, which is $7.25 an hour.
Read more: https://tucson.com/news/local/arizona-house-oks-lower-minimum-wage-for-some-younger-employees/article_41fb061c-ffb8-5c81-862c-047277a174de.html
This is insane. Lowering the minimum age for 16-22 year olds. People are not going to stand for this.
I just heard them on MSNBC stating the only one they saw in the hallway was Jeff Sessions going to use the Senate Gym. Why is he still getting congressional perks?
PHOENIX (AP) Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states.
Read more: http://azdailysun.com/arizona-teachers-vote-for-statewide-walkout/article_4a771d26-b7ea-545d-9674-f26773e3bb85.html
They are fighting for more than money in their pockets. They are fighting for our kids.
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