Despite already being approved by Governor Mary Fallin, the fight over minimum wage in Oklahoma is not over. Today, those upset with the new law that prohibits cities from setting their own minimum wage are planning to rally. Democratic Gubernatorial candidate and House Representative, Joe Dorman, is holding a rally today against the law.
Organizers and petitioners say they're upset with Governor Fallin's decision to sign a bill that prohibits local governments in Oklahoma from setting their own minimum wages and employee benefits, including vacation and sick days.
Those against the law say it threatens efforts to raise Oklahoma City's minimum wage. Organizers have been gathering signatures to raise the city's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.
However, Governor Fallin is defending her support for banning a minimum wage hike. She says the new law will protect the state's economy.
Governor Fallin says, "Mandating a minimum wage increase at the local level would drive businesses to other communities and states, and would raise prices for consumers. "
Today's rally starts at 11am in the Capitol overflow parking lot at the Governor's Mansion.