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Delaware's minimum wage gets a boost Monday

Delaware Public Media

Minimum wage workers in Delaware will see an increase in their pay beginning Monday.

The second stage of a two-step increase in the hourly rate, approved by lawmakers last year, kicks in on June 1. The new rate will be $8.25 per hour.


Governor Markell signed Senate Bill 6 into law in January 2014.

The chief sponsor of that legislation, Sen. Robert Marshall (D-Wilmington West), says the wage increase will help people who are struggling to get by.

“This provides a boost to help the people who are struggling the hardest to get by in our economy," said Marshall in a statement. “This is money that’s going to go right back into the economy helping people buy the necessities of life.”

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