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City of Tucson discussing minimum wage gradual increase to $15 by 2025

Local business encouraged to attend
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Posted at 5:02 PM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-23 20:02:35-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The City of Tucson is inviting businesses to discuss the minimum wage rising to $15 by Wednesday, January 1, 2025.

Minimum wage turns into $13 an hour starting Friday, April 1.

This comes as a result of voters in the November 2021 general election approving Proposition 206, "The Tucson Minimum Wage Act."

Employers are invited to any of following information sessions.

  • Thursday, March 24, from 10-10:45 a.m. (English), and 10:45-11:30 a.m. (Spanish), at the El Pueblo Activity Center, Bldg. 9, Multipurpose Room A, 101 W Irvington Road.
  • Thursday, March 24, from 3-4 p.m., at the Donna R. Liggins Center, Room 163, 2160 N 6th Ave.
  • Friday, March 25, at the Udall Recreation Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road.

The minimum wage will increase annually based on the Consumer Price Index after hitting $15.

From there, it goes up automatically to match any higher federal or state minimum wage.

RELATED - Prop 206: Tucson voters approve minimum wage hike

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