NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — Minimum wage workers in New London may soon get a boost in their paychecks.
Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio is proposing a minimum wage ordinance that would raise the city’s current minimum wage for government workers and contractors. The current minimum wage now stands at $8.70 and Finizio is proposing that workers receive $10.10.
Tuesday, during the State of the Union address, President Obama urged Congress, governors and mayors to raise the minimum wage to $10.10.
President Obama said he will issue an executive order to boost the wage for new federal contractors.
Finizio agrees with the president’s plan and said “New London should answer President Obama’s call to action.”