JAMESBURG — The Borough Council passed a resolution Oct. 9 to formally establish its support and to urge Jamesburg residents to vote “yes” for a proposed minimum wage increase.
The question will be posed as an item on the general election ballot on Nov. 5.
The resolution states that the council believes that a higher minimum wage will contribute to “various social benefits such as improved education, safer communities, greater opportunity for upward mobility and more financial stability for families.”
If passed, the state constitution will be amended to require a minimum wage of $8.25 and will adjust it annually according to the consumer price index.
Gov. Chris Christie has expressed opposition to the amendment, instead proposing a gradual three-year increase from $7.25 to $8.25 per hour.