• Vermont

    $9.60
    $10.00 eff. 1-1-17
    $10.50 eff. 1-1-18

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2009, minimum wage increased annually by 5% or the CPI, whichever is smaller; it cannot decrease. Note: Vermont started indexing in 2007 but enacted additional increases in 2014.

    http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/state-minimum-wage-chart.aspx

    Bernie claims he will make the $15 minimum wage real by an incremental five year increase, right? Okay, so if the minimum in your state is $7.25, employers will have to ncrease your hourly wage by $1.55 every year for five years.

    However, the people of Vermont are beginning at $10.50 in 2018, so aren’t they special? Their employees need to raise hourly salaries by $0.90 over the next five years. Bernie knows how to take care of his own. Washington State has already raised to $15 so voting for Bernie for that platform issue has been taken off the table.

    See, what I mean? ‘Blacks’ and Hispanics should get ready to move to Vermont to get those jobs!