SB 162

March 16, 2018

Louisiana workers need a raise

Nearly 200,000 Louisiana workers would get a pay raise under legislation that cleared the Senate Labor Committee on Thursday

Number of the Day

$1,558  - The State of Louisiana’s debt load for every man, woman, and child in 2017. (Source: Associated Press)
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...