WFTV9 ABC: Amendment to increase minimum wage to $15 on this year’s ballot

By Megan Cruz and Adam Poulisse
WFTV9 ABC (Orlando),  Oct 7, 2020

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — This year, there’s a constitutional amendment on the ballot to increase Florida’s minimum wage to $15. The increase would be a gradual move to $15 from $8.56 right now, to $10 next September and then $1 every other year until we got to $15 on Sept. 30, 2026.

If at least 60% of voters are for it, the ballot will pass.

John Morgan who founded the country’s largest personal injury firm, Morgan & Morgan, spearheaded the effort to get the amendment on the ballot.

“In Florida, if you’re a single mother of two, you’re going to make $17,000. There’s no way to make it on $17,000 a year,” said Matt Morgan, John Morgan’s son. “And so if we know it’s not sustainable, then we have to do something about it.” ...

Disney and Universal last year made the decision to get employee’s minimum wage up to $15 an hour.

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