An estimated 4.5 million U.S. workers will benefit from a series of minimum wage increases that went into effect today, according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute. The wage increases were the result of either new legislation, successful ballot measures, or inflation-related adjustments established by existing formulas. They were scheduled to begin on January 1, 2018, in 18 states across the country.
Ten of those state saw increases that were the result of legislative or ballot measures, per EPI. They are: Maine, Vermont, Washington, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, California, Colorado, Arizona, and Hawaii.. . . more