Attorney gathering signatures on petition
Tue April 15, 2014
Opposition To Mandatory Minimum Wage Law
Organizers seeking a higher minimum wage in Oklahoma are upset with Gov. Mary Fallin's decision to sign a bill that prohibits cities in the state from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements.
Attorney David Slane said Tuesday that the new law threatens an effort to raise Oklahoma City's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Slane wrote the initiative petition for Oklahoma City.
He said those collecting signatures will continue with hopes of getting the 6,200 names needed to get on a city-wide ballot. The group is also considering a host of other options, including challenging the constitutionality of the law.
Fallin said previously that she opposed raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour because she fears it will destroy jobs and harm small business owners.
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