During the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced an executive order for federal contractors to pay employees at least $10.10 an hour. He also urged mayors, governors and state legislators to raise wages as well.
On Friday, New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio announced that he has proposed a minimum wage ordinance. He wants to raise the city’s minimum wage for municipal employees and contractors to $10.10.
“I believe New London should answer President Obama’s call to action,” Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio said in a statement.
“America’s minimum wage workers deserve a raise so that they can begin to approach earning a livable wage.” Finizio said. “These honest, hard-working, Americans deserve our support.”
The minimum wage in Connecticut is $8.70. By Jan. 1, 2015, it will be $9.