Oppose
Employer Rights

$12 Minimum Wage

Staff Contact

Wendy Block

Vice President of Business Advocacy and Member Engagement

(517) 371-7678 | wblock@michamber.com

Summary of Bill & What it means to you

Would increase the minimum wage to $12 per hour over four steps, raising labor costs significantly.

Chamber Position

OPPOSE. Michigan’s minimum wage law was last updated in 2018 and the rate is set to increase gradually to $12.05 by 2030. Michigan already has one of the highest minimum wage rates in the country. Any further increases would make Michigan uncompetitive in the race for jobs and force many employers to make tough business decisions, including cutting back staffing hours, increasing costs and reducing other investments in employees or the business.

Bill Sponsors

This bill is a

Primary Sponsor: Rep. BILL SOWERBY, (District 31)

Additional Supporter
Vanessa Guerra, Kevin Coleman, Cara Clemente, Frank Liberati, Brian Elder, Tim Sneller, John Cherry, Lori Stone, Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, Cynthia Johnson, David LaGrand, Sheryl Kennedy, Brenda Carter, Tyrone Carter, Joseph Tate, Alex Garza, Nate Shannon, Mari Manoogian, Sarah Anthony, Jon Hoadley, Yousef Rabhi, Matt Koleszar, Laurie Pohutsky, Donna Lasinski, Rebekah Warren, Darrin Camilleri, LaTanya Garrett, Robert Wittenberg, Karen Whitsett, Jim Haadsma, John Chirkun, Tenisha Yancey, Ronnie Peterson, Kevin Hertel, Sara Cambensy, Leslie Love, Padma Kuppa, Sheldon Neeley, Kyra Harris Bolden, Christine Greig, Wendell Byrd, Kristy Pagan, Angela Witwer, Abdullah Hammoud, Rachel Hood, Jewell Jones, Terry Sabo, Kara Hope, Julie Brixie, Isaac Robinson

Primary Sponsor: Sen. BETTY JEAN ALEXANDER, (District 5)

Additional Supporter
Paul Wojno, Rosemary Bayer, Mallory McMorrow, Stephanie Chang, Erika Geiss, Jim Ananich, Curtis Hertel, Dayna Polehanki, Adam Hollier, Jeff Irwin, Sean McCann, Winnie Brinks, Jeremy Moss, Marshall Bullock

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