Push to make Florida's Minimum Wage $15 an Hour
The push to raise Florida's minimum wage to $15 an hour may be headed for the 2020 ballot. Florida for a Fair Wage said in a news release that the group has collected 766,260 petition signatures from registered voters. The last step to make it on the ballot is for the proposed amendment to pass a state Supreme Court review.
Dubbed the Fair Wage Amendment, the constitutional revision would gradually increase Florida's minimum wage, upping it to $10 an hour in 2021 and by $1 an hour each subsequent year until the $15 an hour level is reached.
Florida's minimum wage currently is $8.46 an hour, or $5.44 for employees who earn tips. Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized the $15 an hour minimum wage drive Monday during a speech to business leaders, saying it is going to cause problems for the restaurant industry.