The current Honolulu City Council Chair, Ernie Martin, has introduced a resolution to the Honolulu City Council that would urge the state legislature to consider raising the minimum wage to a living wage.
The resolution finds that Hawaii’s current minimum wage is well below what a full-time worker needs to survive, and despite Honolulu claiming the nation’s lowest unemployment rate, the state failed to pass a minimum wage increase in 2018.
This resolution will be heard on Wednesday, June 6th at Honolulu Hale. The text of the resolution, no. 18-118, can be found here. Living wage supporters can find the agenda and can submit testimony online here.
Those looking to stay involved and up to date with the Living Wage Hawaii movement can sign up here.