HARTFORD –Connecticut’s two-step smallest salary boost will begin Jan. 1, 2014, giving working-class people a bit of service from a stranglehold of low-paying jobs.
So pronounced Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who was assimilated by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Senate President Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn), Speaker of a House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden), Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven), House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) and others who done a proclamation on Monday.
Malloy pronounced a 2014 salary boost is a initial of dual scheduled increases in a state’s smallest salary slated to take outcome this week as a outcome of a new law he sealed progressing this year. The law requires a state’s smallest salary to boost from $8.25 to $8.70 on Jan. 1, 2014, followed by a second boost on Jan. 1, 2015 to $9.00.
Out of Connecticut’s workforce of 1.7 million people, it is estimated that there are about 100,000 workers who acquire a smallest wage. Under a stream rate of $8.25 an hour, an worker operative 40 hours a week earns $17,160 per year.
Officials pronounced that as a opening between a abounding and bad widens, a incremental increases will assistance low-wage earners ”keep food on their list and yield for their families.”
“This light boost over dual years is a offset proceed to assisting tough operative group and women but adversely impacting a business community,” Malloy said. “Studies have shown that augmenting a smallest salary is one of a best ways to get children out of poverty. This medium boost is income that will be put behind into a economy and assistance residents to make ends meet.”
“This boost in a smallest salary will give thousands of low-income operative families opposite Connecticut a tiny lift in a new year, that is prolonged overdue,” Speaker of a House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) said. “Raising a smallest salary is good for a economy, helps people, and is a right thing to do.”