President Barack Obama is coming to Michigan next week to build support for increasing the federal minimum wage. Details about the president’s trip to the Mitten State – his second since February – are sketchy
The White House said more details will be released later and wouldn’t disclose where he will be speaking, other than to say it will be in Ann Arbor, the Detroit News reports.
The minimum wage, currently at $7.25 for non-exempt employees. Obama wants to increase it to $10.10 per hour. If it happens – the legislation’s future is uncertain, though polls show a majority of Americans favor it, the Detroit Free Press said – it will be the first time minimum wage has increased since 2009.
Before his February visit, Obama hadn’t been in Michigan since soon after his 2012 re-election, when he visited a Detroit Diesel factory in Redford Township. He visited the state repeatedly during auto industry bailout and other economic recovery discussions.We’d like to know how you feel about increasing the minimum wage. Take our poll.