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Florida Unions Call for Living Wage

Amid calls for a $15 minimum wage, Florida will raise its minimum just 15 cents, to $8.25 in January. Meanwhile Target pledged to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. Disney World’s largest union organization, the Services Trades Council Union, has asked for “acceleration toward a living wage for all workers.” About 8,000 of the union’s members are making $10 an hour. All three Florida Democratic candidates for governor support raising minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Meanwhile, national movements to raise minimum wage to $15 have stalled following victories in Seattle, San Francisco, and other major cities.