Ballot Issue Seeks to Raise Minimum Wage
Posted November 23, 2005 in Press Releases
Dayton Daily News
COLUMBUS | Supporters of a campaign to raise Ohio's minimum wage to $6.85 an hour said they gathered 45,000 signatures on Election Day in an effort to get the proposal on Nov. 7, 2006 ballot.
"It's a moral imperative to raise the minimum wage," Tim Burga, legislative director of the Ohio AFL-CIO, said at a Statehouse news conference.
Burga was joined by Senate Minority Leader C.J. Prentiss, D-Cleveland, and other representatives of Ohioans for a Fair Minimum Wage