State officials proposing ‘one fair wage’ bill for all Connecticut employees

State Sen. Julie Kushner was in Hartford Tuesday to once again propose a bill that will create “one fair minimum wage” for all Connecticut employees.

Robyn Karashik

Dec 6, 2023, 3:11 AM

Updated 228 days ago

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State Sen. Julie Kushner was in Hartford Tuesday to once again propose a bill that will create “one fair minimum wage” for all Connecticut employees.
The bill would get rid of the tipped wage in the state – which currently allows employers to pay restaurant workers between $6.38 and $8.23 per hour, as long as their tips make up the difference to meet minimum wage.
If the bill passes, these workers would make full minimum wage instead.
“This is about a bill, one fair wage, which will recognize that we need to make sure that every worker in the state of Connecticut earns a fair wage,” said Kushner.
“As one of the wealthiest states in the nation, I think we can do better than this,” Said Norma Martinez-Hosang, the interim executive director of Connecticut Recovery For All.
The bill could significantly impact the income of workers across local communities.


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