For those working in retail today, thanks to our Democratic Legislators and Republican governor, if you made $11 an hour plus time and half on Sundays and Holidays last year, this New Years Day, instead of $16.50 an hour, you’ll make $16.80! (Because your base wage goes to $12 per hour but your Sunday and Holiday Pay goes from 1.5 to 1.4 increase)
So where does your employer get that extra thirty cents an hour?
Here’s how! If you made $15 an hour, you made $22.50 an hour last year and only $21.00 an hour this year! (because your Holiday increase went from 1.5 to 1.4)
In other words, if an employer had five employees at minimum wage and one clerk at $15 an hour, he’s funding you raise by cutting the wage of another employee.
And they called this the “Grand Bargain!”
By the way, all state legislators and our governor voted to give themselves a nice big fat raise this year.