Conn. Minimum Wage Advocates to Deliver Signatures

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Over three thousand signatures expected.

Connecticut advocates in favor of raising the state's minimum wage will be delivering more than 3,000 petition signatures to the state legislature in favor of such legislation.

Members of Hartford Catholic Workers, Mothers for Justice, Connecticut Working Families and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee on Friday will speak in favor of the bill passed Thursday by the House of Representatives. Prior to the event, they will deliver the signatures.
 
The bill, proposes raising the hourly wage from $8.25 to $8.50 effective Jan. 1, 2013, and to $8.75 on Jan. 1, 2014. It also would increase the hourly wage for wait staff to $5.80 in 2013.
 
It now awaits action in the state Senate.
 
A spokesman for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he'll sign the bill if it reaches his desk.

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