A recent poll shows that Kentuckians favor overwhelmingly raising the minimum wage from its present $7.25 an hour to $10.10. Sam Youngman reports in the Lexington Herald-Leader: By A Huge Margin, Kentuckians Favor Raising The Minimum Wage.
As reported earlier, Raise Kentucky's Minimum Wage, House Speaker Greg Stumbo, introduced a bill to raise the minimum wage. It has passed the House by a vote of 55-44; it is virtually certain to die in the Republican-controlled state Senate. If the minimum wage had the same buying power now that it did in 1968, the present minimum wage would be $10.70 or $3.45 higher than it is, a difference of about $140 per week and $575 per month. That's a big difference.
Lexington, Kentucky wages and overtime lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees seeking to recover the wages and overtime they have earned but not been paid; contact him at 859-254-7076.