Connecticut's Minimum Wage Workers can Expect Wage Increase

June 4, 2019

Hard-working families in Connecticut got a boost the other day when Gov. Lamont signed legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage. I ran for office promising to raise the minimum wage because I believe anyone working a full-time job should earn enough to support themselves and their family. This legislation is a promise I kept, and a step in the right direction to benefit about 42 percent of all workers in Danbury.

The minimum wage in Connecticut has been $10.10 since January 1, 2017. In accordance with the legislation signed by the governor, the minimum will increase – incrementally to $15 per hour – per the following schedule:

  • $11.00 on October 1, 2019
  • $12.00 on September 1, 2020
  • $13.00 on August 1, 2021
  • $14.00 on July 1, 2022
  • $15.00 on June 1, 2023

In addition, beginning January 1, 2024, Connecticut’s minimum wage will be indexed to the employment cost index as calculated by the U.S. Department of Labor.

This is common sense legislation designed to protect low-wage earners, strengthen their economic security, increase their purchasing power and enhance the state’s economy by offering workers more spending power.

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