The West Virginia House of Delegates voted yesterday to raise the state minimum wage in three stages to $7.25 by 2008. The bill, HB 4023, passed by a margin of 87-10 and has been communicated to the state Senate, where it faces an uncertain fate.
The West Virginia AFL-CIO is asking for people who will benefit by this bill to contact their senators. According to an action alert from the state labor federation, "It is especially important to contact Senator Mike Oliverio; he would like to hear from those that would benefit from the passage of this bill. You can contact him at (304)-357-7919. Or you can call toll free at (877)-565-3447 to contact the senator of your choice."
Details of the final version of bill and last minute amendments will be posted soon.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: SOMEWHAT LOWERED YET STILL FAIRLY SUBSTANTIAL