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Michigan minimum wage increase set for January, a second possible in February

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Michigan’s minimum wage could go up twice next year. The first increase is certain. It's a regularly scheduled annual raise to a little over 10-dollars an hour, set for January 1st. But the second is more complicated

The second increase would bump up the minimum wage for many workers to just over 13 an hour in February. But it's the subject of a court battle.

Dave Woodward, with the “One Fair Wage” campaign, says the court should allow the increase.

“This is the law of the land and any effort to lower the wage, decrease the amount is cutting the wages of the lowest earners.”

But Wendy Block of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce says wages are already higher in Michigan than other states.

“We think that’s good news. It further demonstrates that we don’t need government to state minimum wages for anyone.”

Oral arguments in the lawsuit are set for next week.

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