REPORT: Assembly Democrats seek to repeat Seattle’s minimum wage mistake

TRENTON, N.J. — The “gradual” route to a $15 minimum wage (or higher) failed in Seattle, Washington.

Today, Politico is reporting that N.J. Democrat Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin will introduce a bill that repeats the Seattle mistake with a gradually-increasing minimum wage:

  • $8.85 on January 1, 2019
  • $9.50 on July 1, 2019
  • $11.00 on January 1, 2020

Increases will continue annually thereafter until New Jersey’s minimum wage reaches $15 on January 1, 2024.

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