Thursday, January 11, 2007

Sen. Leftwich Applauds Passage of Fed Minimum Wage Hike;
Announces Similar Message for State

Democratic State Sen. Debbe Leftwich said Wednesday’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to hike the federal minimum wage was a victory for working people throughout Oklahoma and across the nation. The measure would increase the federal minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 over a two-year period. Leftwich, co-chair of the Senate Business and Labor Committee, said the measure was long overdue, and said she planned to file similar legislation in Oklahoma.

“It has been more than ten years since minimum wage has been increased. Many Oklahomans are working two jobs and still can’t make ends meet,” said Leftwich. “These hard-working men and women and their families deserve a living wage.”

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