Minimum Wage

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...

May 23, 2017

Policy brief: SB 153 establishes a minimum wage for Louisiana

For the second year in a row, the Senate Labor Committee agreed to establish a minimum wage in Louisiana. Sen. Troy Carter’s Senate Bill 153 would require workers to be paid at least $8.50 per hour starting in 2019 – and would make Louisiana the 30th state with a minimum wage higher than the $7.25 federal rate.Read more...