WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — In Wilmington Monday morning, Gov. John Carney signed a bill that will raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage increase will be phased in.
The minimum will go up to $10.50 on Jan. 1. It will continue rising each year until it hits $15 an hour in 2025.Plan Unveiled To Resolve Battle Over Control For Upper Darby's 'Summer Stage'
Carney says it will make a big difference to working families.READ MORE: 21-Year-Old Aaron Scott Charged After Shooting Near Lincoln High School Killed Man, Injured 16-Year-Old
“There is nothing really more important than giving everybody that opportunity, to go to work every day, to support themselves and their families, to make a better life,” Carney said.MORE NEWS: SEPTA Union President Releases Video Warning Its Members To Prepare For Possible Strike
Carney thanked supporters, including union officials who lobbied for the bill.