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The Delaware AFL-CIO reports that on Monday, July 19, alongside labor leaders, advocates and members of the General Assembly, Governor John Carney signed legislation to gradually increase Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. The bill was sponsored by state Sen. Jack Walsh and Sen. Gerald Brady, who gathered with the state federation on Monday to announce the momentous bill.
“Today is a reason to celebrate. On behalf of the Delaware AFL-CIO, we congratulate Governor Carney signing S. 15, increasing the minimum wage for Delaware’s working families,” said Delaware AFL-CIO President James Maravelias during the signing.
“The labor movement has long advocated that working people share in the wealth we help create and our incomes should rise with increased productivity,” he said. “Increasing the state minimum wage is a positive step in that direction [and] benefits all Delawareans.”
Read more about the bill here.