Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nevada and South Dakota passed ballot initiatives raising the minimum wage as high as $9.75 an hour even as they swept Republican Senate and gubernatorial candidates into office.


3 thoughts on “Voters back minimum wage hikes, defying politics

  1. It would be fair if minimum wage was tied to a cost of living index, based on necessities – housing costs, utilities, food and transport, so that as cost of living increases wages are automatically increased. The present system feels like a con game where hiking prices while freezing wages amounts to cutting pay in real terms, with workers playing catch up and being left further behind.


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