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State minimum wage takes a small step up

Thu, Oct 17, 2013

Economy

PHOENIX — Come January, Arizona’s minimum-wage workers will be able to afford an extra Big Mac a week — but not if they want fries and a drink with it.

The state Industrial Commission voted Wednesday for a 10-cent-an-hour hike in the state minimum wage, to $7.90 an hour.

The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 an hour, where it has been stuck since 2009.

While the commission vote was unanimous, it’s not like the members really had any choice.

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Tags: Arizona, Minimum-wage, Arizona Industrial Commission

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