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Voters Raise Florida Minimum Wage; Restrict Rights of 'Cali' Gig Workers

Posted 11/6/20

The 2020 election results for labor-related ballot questions were a mixed bag for unions.

While voters in Florida voted overwhelmingly to support a $15-an-hour minimum wage, joining New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia and the District of Columbia, which have different mechanisms to phase it in, California voters permitted ride-sharing firms and other "gig" companies to deny those working for them key rights and benefits by classifying them as independent contractors.

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