$15 Minimum Wage Moves Closer to 2024 Ballot

Activists seeking to raise Ohio’s minimum wage to $15 an hour are inching closer to putting the issue before the voters. Next week, the initiative goes before the state ballot board. Read the proposed language.

Under the plan, Ohio’s minimum wage would go to $12.75 an hour in 2025, then $15 in 2028. It would be indexed to inflation in 2029 and thereafter. (This infographic shows Ohio’s current minimum wage of $10.10 is tied for 27th highest nationally. This infographic shows minimum wage levels worldwide.)

The ballot measure would face tougher odds if the legislature and voters approve a controversial plan to require a 60% voter-approval threshold for citizen-led amendments to the state constitution. 4/12/2023