A few words about the new minimum wage

01-15-2017Fr. Michael Straley


As most of you know the people of Arizona voted to raise the minimum wage in our state to $10 an hour beginning January 1, 2017. While we did not have employees making the old minimum wage, we did have a few at $10 per hour. Since this is now the minimum wage, we did not want our employees to be at minimum wage, therefore, we have immediately have given small raises to those employees at the bottom of the pay scale.

Of course, this will cause our projected budget to be off a little, and it will tighten our already difficult financial situation. However, I hope you all will agree this was the just thing to do. In the future, many wages will need to be adjusted next financial year, beginning July 1.