Minimum Wage

May 2, 2019

215,000 Louisiana workers would get a raise from $9 minimum wage

BATON ROUGE – More than 1 in 10 Louisiana workers would get a pay raise if Louisiana adopted a $9 per hour minimum wage, according to new data from the Economic Policy Institute. The average pay raise for a worker directly affected by a wage hike is $1,400 – money that would go directly back to local communities in the form of consumer spending.Read more...

April 9, 2018

New Report: It’s Time to Raise the Wage in Louisiana

Louisiana workers are long overdue for a pay raise. Although the state's unemployment rate is at its lowest rate in a decade, far too many workers are not earning enough to make ends meet.
March 26, 2018

Women and children would benefit most from statewide minimum wage increase

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Women workers and their families have the most to gain from Sen. Troy Carter’s Senate Bill 162, which would raise the statewide minimum wage to $8.50 per hour by January 1, 2020. While 10.7 percent of all Louisiana workers would get a raise under the bill, more than 65 percent of workers that would benefit are women.Read more...

March 12, 2018

Policy Brief: Senate Bill 162 would boost wages for more than 1 in 10 Louisiana workers

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The best anti-poverty program is a job that pays a living wage. But here in Louisiana, far too many workers are struggling to afford basic needs because their jobs don’t pay enough.  Senate Bill 162 would address this by requiring that workers be paid at least $8.50 per hour starting in 2020.  Read more...