$12 Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave

The Fairness Project worked with Arizonans for Fair Wages and Healthy Families on a ballot initiative to increase the minimum wage to $12 an hour for 779,000 Arizonans, and bring 40 hours of sick leave per year to employees of large companies, and 24 hours of sick leave per year to employees of small companies, affecting 934,000 Arizonans. After the wage hits $12 an hour in 2020, the measure calls for annual adjustments to keep pace with the cost of living. The Fair Wages & Healthy Families Act was voted into law November 8, 2016 by a margin of 59%-41%.