Wednesday’s lame duck session was as an attack on working Michiganders with the gutting of the minimum wage and earned paid sick leave legislation in the Senate. Some of the biggest changes:
- SB 1171 allows for $12 minimum wage and a $4 minimum wage for tipped workers by 2030. No increase to $12 minimum wage for tipped workers.
- The substitute removes automatic wage increases after 2022. Under the ballot proposal the $12 minimum would increase with the consumer price index starting in 2022.
- SB 1171 also slows the minimum wage increase take place by 2030 rather than 2022.
- SB 1175 changes the amount of earned paid sick leave an individual can earn to 36 hours a year rather than 72.
- Workers are able to earn 1 hour of sick leave for every 40 hours of worked rather than 30.
- The substitute also exempts businesses with 50 employees or less. Employees are only eligible to use sick leave after working for one year and 1,250 hours for the same employer over the past 12 months.
Both bills are headed to the House for consideration next week.
SB 1171 (S-2) and SB 1175 have been referred to House committee Michigan Competitiveness. This committee usually meets on Wednesdays at 12:00 however, just like in the Senate, the House could call the meeting at another time with only 18 hours’ notice to make it more difficult to attend. Contacts for outreach:
Michigan Competitiveness Committee
|Lee Chatfield (R) Committee Chair, 107th District||(517) 373-2629||LeeChatfield@house.mi.gov||@LeeChatfield||voteleechatfield|
|Jim Lilly (R) Majority Vice-Chair, 89th District||(517) 373-0838||JimLilly@house.mi.gov||@RepJimLillyMI||JimLillyOttawa|
|Triston Cole (R) 105th District||(517) 373-0829||TristonCole@house.mi.gov||@triston_cole||tristoncole105|
|Hank Vaupel (R) 47th District||(517) 373-8835||HankVaupel@house.mi.gov||@HankVaupel||State-Rep-Hank-Vaupel|
|Daire Rendon (R) 103rd District||(517) 373-3817||DaireRendon@house.mi.gov||none||dairerendon|
|Jason Wentworth (R) 97th District||(517) 373-8962||JasonWentworth@house.mi.gov||none||VoteWentworth|
|Erika Geiss (D) Minority Vice-Chair, 12th District||(517) 373-0852||ErikaGeiss@house.mi.gov||none||StateRepErikaGeiss|
|Abdullah Hammoud (D) 15th District||(517) 373-0847||AbdullahHammoud@house.mi.gov||@AHammoudMI||AHammoudMI|
|Tenisha Yancey (D) 1st District||(517) 373-0154||TenishaYancey@house.mi.gov||none||voteyancey|
MEA President Paula Herbart and Republican State Board of Education Member Tom McMillin join forces against A-F grading of schools
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