minimum wage increase

A woman arrives to vote at a polling center in the Mendham Township Fire Department on Nov. 5, 2013 in Mendham, New Jersey. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Small Business Group Warns N.J. Minimum Wage Hike ‘Not A Positive Thing’

As of Jan. 1, 2014, workers making minimum wage will earn $8.25 an hour, $1 more than they do currently.

11/07/2013

Lawmakers launch "Raise the Wage" campaign to increase minimum wage, June 19, 2013. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

N.J. Democrats Push Ballot Measure To Increase Minimum Wage

Newark Mayor Cory Booker and State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver may be opponents in the U.S. Senate race, but they are teammates in pushing voters to approve raising by $1 the current minimum wage, which stands at $7.25 per hour.

06/19/2013

Senate President Steve Sweeney (Credit: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us)

N.J. Democrat To Introduce Measure That Would Put Minimum Wage Increase Before Voters

Increasing the minimum wage was identified as a Democratic legislative priority for the year, and the different approach being taken by the Senate leader could bubble over into a feud between the legislative leaders.

09/22/2012