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New Bill In West Virginia House Would Increase Minimum Wage To 12 Dollars An Hour

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – A new bill introduced in the House of Delegates would increase the minimum wage in West Virginia to 12 dollars an hour by 2022.

House Bill 2871, would increase the minimum wage in West Virginia every year to $12.00 an hour by 2022.

If passed, by the end of 2019 the minimum wage would go up to 9.50 an hour. By the end of 2020, the minimum wage would go up to 10.25 an hour.  By the end of 2021, the minimum wage would go up to 11 dollars an hour. By the end of 2022, the minimum wage would go up to 12 dollars an hour.

Right now, the minimum wage in West Virginia is 8.75 an hour.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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