The Future of Minimum Wage

December 9, 2016

While President-Elect Trump’s stance on minimum wage has fluctuated, the outcome of local ballot measures means big changes are in store for in hourly pay

On November 8, 2016, the world watched as Donald Trump pulled off a stunning upset over Hillary Clinton. Simultaneously, there were a few other surprising developments happening across the country.

Voters in Washington, Arizona, Maine, and Colorado stepped to the polls and made a declaration of support for increased minimum wage. These measures, which call for an increase to at least $12 an hour by 2020, passed in all four states with a vote differential