Supporters of $13 Minimum Wage Can Begin Collecting Signatures

A proposed constitutional amendment to hike Ohio’s minimum wage from $8.70 to $13 by 2025 is another step closer to being placed on the November ballot. This week, a coalition of public labor unions received the Ohio Ballot Board’s approval to collect signatures.

Supporters will need to gather nearly 443,000 valid petition signatures — a significantly higher threshold than that of the previous election cycle. If they do, and the amendment is approved by the majority of Ohio voters, the proposal would become effective 30 days after the election.

Only California and Washington State have imposed a minimum wage of $13 or higher. For more, check out this post from OMA Connections Partner Frantz Ward. 2/5/2020