Cities in Ohio can no longer increase minimum wage above the state minimum wage.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, earlier this week, signed Senate Bill 331, which will halt next year’s election vote on whether to increase the Cleveland minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Cleveland.com reported that the bill prohibits communities in the state of Ohio from raising the minimum wage beyond the state’s minimum wage rate (currently $8.10 per hour.)
Raise Up Cleveland sponsored the wage-hike proposal with the backing of the Service Employees International Union and had attempted to get the $15-per-hour minimum wage proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot. Cleveland City Council held months of hearings on the proposal, causing it to miss the ballot deadline.