The coalition for the minimum wage initiative in Arizona includes Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), the California-based Fairness Project, and the New York-based Center for Popular Democracy.
The Arizonans for Fair Wages and Healthy Families committee is the official filer of the initiative:
Serial No Title/Sponsor/Description Filer ID
I-24-2016 The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act 201600474
Arizonans for Fair Wages and Healthy Families
3120 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85015
Tomas Robles, Chairman & Applicant
Click here for full text of initiative: PDF
The Arizonans for Fair Wages and Healthy Families Campaign announced yesterday that they are about half way to their goal before the July 7 filing deadline. Supporters: Arizona halfway to $12 minimum wage:
The drive to raise Arizona’s minimum wage to $12 an hour is more than halfway toward its goal of qualifying for the November ballot, supporters announced Tuesday.
The Fair Wages and Healthy Families campaign proposes boosting the current $8.05 hourly minimum to $10 on Jan. 1, 2017, and gradually increasing it to hit $12 an hour by 2020. After that, it would be adjusted annually to reflect changes in the consumer-price index.
Tip workers would see a base hike to $9 an hour.
The initiative also would require employers to offer mandatory sick leave: five days a year for companies with 15 or more employees and three days a year for those with fewer than 15.
Tomas Robles, deputy campaign chairman, said the group has collected nearly 90,000 signatures toward the 150,642 required to qualify for the ballot.