Al Dia: Delaware to have $15 minimum wage by 2025

By Brittany Valentine
Al Dia, July 20, 2021

On Monday, July 19, Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law a long overdue bill that will gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 by the year 2025. ...

Groups like Business for Fair Minimum Wage, a network of business organizations, owners and executives, also commended Delaware’s decision. 

Alissa Barron-Menza, vice president of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, told CNBC that when the cost of living increases, people struggle to afford even the most basic necessities. 

“Businesses need customers who can afford their products and services,” she said. ...

Sarah Titus, owner of the Comic Book Shop in Wilmington, told CNBC that she supports the gradual wage increase. Since her and her partner bought the store over a decade ago, they have made a consistent effort to provide their employees with an hourly wage above the state’s minimum required rate. 

This decision has assisted her with retaining employees at the store and she said it helps give her employees some peace of mind. 

“We want to know that our people aren’t struggling,” Titus said. “We want them to be able to come in fresh for the day and not be stressed about paying their bills.”  ...

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[Story reprints Business for a Fair Minimum Wage Tweet]


 

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