Low-wage workers and labor activists on Tuesday celebrated the passage of an amendment that will gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Workers and labor advocates say people can't live on $8.56 an hour. Opponents say raising the state's minimum wage will hurt small businesses.
If the amendment passes, minimum wage would increase to $10 per hour in September 2021, then by $1 per hour each September until 2026.
John Morgan announced Tuesday that organizers have collected enough signatures to begin the process of placing a potential constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot.
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The Florida Retail Federation, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and the Florida Chamber of Commerce filed suit last week to block the City of Miami Beach from raising its minimum wage.
Florida's minimum wage of $8.05 an hour is too low to lift families out of poverty, leaves workers unable to afford health insurance and is not high enough to offset work-related expenses like child care, according to a new report.