Michigan workers making minimum wage get slight raise in 2020

Increase took effect Jan. 1, 2020

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DETROIT – Michigan workers who make minimum wage will see a slight increase in pay in 2020.

Michigan’s minimum hourly wage increased from $9.45 to $9.65 on Jan. 1, 2020. The increase is less than the $10 per hour proposed by the citizen-backed initiative in November of 2018.

The Republican-led Michigan Legislature changed the bill after the Nov. 2018 election, reducing the proposed increase. The citizen ballot proposal called for a $12 minimum wage by 2022, which was pushed back by Republican lawmakers, to 2030.

The minimum wage is set to increase to $9.87 in 2021.

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