Elsewhere over the Labor Day weekend, activist groups – including SEIU and other labor unions – held rallies and protests in support of Amendment 2 on the November ballot. Amendment 2 is a constitutional amendment proposed – and funded – by Orlando attorney John Morgan to increase the state minimum wage to $15 per hour in 2026. The measure is being strongly opposed by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association as well as a number of the state’s Chambers of Commerce. If the ballot question is approved by 60% of voters in the Sunshine State, then the current Florida minimum wage of $8.56 will increase to $10/hour on September 30, 2021. Subsequently, it will increase by another $1/hour each September 30th thereafter until it reaches $15 in 2026. Beginning on September 30, 2027, there’ll be an annual adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).