Wisconsin's minimum wage remains among the lowest in the nationSubmitted: 01/02/2020
Peter Dubois
Peter Dubois

Wisconsin's minimum wage remains among the lowest in the nation
WISCONSIN - Millions of America's lowest paid workers got a raise on Jan. 1 when 20 states raised their minimum wage. Wisconsin was not one of them. The last time the Badger State passed a similar law was more than a decade ago.

Golden Harvest market owner Timothy Conjurske doesn't think the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is enough. He says he typically starts new employees at $10 per hour.

"We've always had it as our policy to pay our employees as much as we could," said Conjurske.

Conjurske doesn't believe in the concept of minimum wage. He thinks it should be up to businesses to fairly pay their employees.

"If states raise their minimum wage higher than they should be, putting them above the labor market, all they're going to do is raise the price of goods along with it," said Conjurske. "That's not going to put anyone in a better situation."

There are local resources available to help people in the Northwoods find better paying jobs. The job center offers skills training and information on local jobs in high-demand.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com


NORTHWOODS - Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport announced adjustments to its air medical transport operations in northern Wisconsin. 

According to Ascension, Spirit 2 helicopter at the Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, will discontinue its service at the end of this year.

Spirit 3, a fixed wing aircraft stationed in Arbor Vitae, will stop operating at the end of August.

Dr. Stewart Watson of Ascension says that a review showed that their air medical transport needs would be best met with a single helicopter, strategically placed at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee.

+ Read More

ST. CLOUD - Baker Cheese, a fourth-generation family-owned, St. Cloud, Wisconsin-based cheese manufacturer, announced today that it has been named the 2020 Dairy Plant of the Year by national trade publication Dairy Foods.

+ Read More

RACINE - A Wisconsin police officer says he did what any dog lover would do when a pet is in a burning home. He rescued the pup.

+ Read More

GREEN BAY - The catering company for Lambeau Field and Miller Park says it has temporarily laid off about 1,300 employees.

+ Read More

WEST POINT - Governor Evers announced Thursday the official application and selection process for The People's Maps Commission, the nonpartisan redistricting commission to draw fair, impartial maps following the 2020 U.S. Census.

+ Read More

MADISON - Face masks will be mandatory inside all University of Wisconsin campus buildings statewide under a policy adopted unanimously Thursday by the Board of Regents after interim President Tommy Thompson said there was no way to open safely amid the coronavirus pandemic without the mandate.

+ Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court issued a mixed verdict Thursday on demands for President Donald Trump's financial records that will keep his tax returns, banking and other documents out of the public eye for the time being.

+ Read More
+ More General News