Ohio Voters Give Low-Wage Workers a Raise
Ohioans who earn less than six dollars and eighty five cents an hour will be getting a raise soon. More than 56% of Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment that will raise the minimum wage from five dollars and fifteen cents and hour to six dollars and eighty five cents an hour. A co-chair of the effort to raise the wage, Tim Burga, says he's optimistic about Ohio's future, now that voters have approved this measure.
The minimum wage will go up in January and it can automatically rise in the future. The constitutional amendment contains a formula that will basically allow for cost of living increases in the minimum wage.