Another Victory: $15/Hour Wage is Now Law!

In late May, Connecticut Governor Lamont signed legislation by the CT General Assembly for a $15/hour minimum wage in CT. Today, the minimum wage is $10.10/hour. The wage will increase in $1.00 increments per year until it reaches $15 in 2023.

A $15 wage has been supported by a broad coalition for several years. In 2016, the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ adopted a resolution, initiated by Immanuel Congregational Church, supporting a $15/hour wage in CT. Immanuel sees the $15 wage as a measure to advance both economic and racial justice. 

Since then, members of Immanuel and other Hartford-area churches of the United Church of Christ have sent hundreds of signatures petitioning legislators and the governor to support a $15 wage, have marched and rallied in support of the measure, and have written op-eds and letters-to-the-editor in support. It has been reported that over 300,000 CT workers will be affected by the new wage. Congratulations and thanks to all who worked so hard and long on the measure.