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.READ MORE: Body Found In Northeast Philadelphia Positively Identified As Missing Woman Casey Johnston: Sources NJ Court Narrows Rules On Police Stops For Obscured Plates
Carney says it will make a big difference to working families.
“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: COVID-19 Transmission Rates Move Into Substantial Range Across Majority Of Tri-State Region
Carney thanked supporters, including union officials who lobbied for the bill.