Orlando Weekly: Florida voters approve Amendment 2, boosting minimum wage from $8.56 to $15 an hour

By McKenna Schueler
Orlando Weekly, Nov 3, 2020. Also in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

Florida’s Amendment 2 – aka the $15 Minimum Wage Initiative – has passed with more than 60 percent voter approval in a major victory for Florida’s low-wage workers. ...

Get-out-the-vote efforts for Amendment 2 were also bolstered by the grassroots Florida for 15 coalition – composed of more than 20 pro-labor organizations and unions, and driven by Florida’s essential workers – and the Florida Business for a Fair Minimum Wage coalition, which boasted a membership of more than 150 Florida business owners and executives in support of Amendment 2 prior to Tuesday. ...

Florida was the only state with a $15 minimum wage boost on the ballot this year. But Florida isn’t alone in its victory. Seven additional states – including New Jersey, New York and California – are on track to reach a $15 minimum wage within the next five years, as are dozens of cities across the country. ...

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