JUNEAU — Alaska's minimum wage will rise to $8.75 an hour Tuesday, giving a pay increase to thousands of workers.
Voters in November overwhelmingly approved raising the minimum wage from $7.75 per hour to $8.75 per hour, effective Jan. 1. However, since the constitution calls for ballot measures to take effect 90 days after election results are certified, the raise instead takes effect Tuesday.
A second increase, to $9.75 per hour, is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. The minimum wage is to be adjusted for inflation annually after that.