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Organizers of a petition drive to raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2022 got the green light from the state Board of Canvassers Tuesday and will begin to collect signatures for the November 2018 ballot.
The group – One Fair Wage of Michigan – is proposing gradually increasing the minimum wage to $12 by 2022, and for workers who receive tips, the minimum wage would get to $12 per hour by 2024.
Michigan election officials have approved the petition form for a group wanting to raise the state's minimum wage and eliminate a smaller wage paid to tipped employees.
One Fair Wage Michigan — which is led by advocates for restaurant workers — cleared the procedural step Tuesday at the Board of State Canvassers. It needs roughly 252,000 valid voter signatures in a six-month window to submit the proposal to the Republican-led Legislature.
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