It's now been just over a month since minimum wage hikes went into effect in a record 20 different states, as well as the District of Columbia.
On Jan. 1, the minimum wage roses for workers in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.
In half of those states, the raise was 25 cents or less, including a 12-cent increase in Florida, where the wage was automatically adjusted to keep up with inflation. In Alaska, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and South Dakota, the change meant an extra $1 per hour or more.
Twenty-nine states, as well as D.C., now have minimum wages above the federal minimum wage, which remains at $7.25.
Now that many workers are seeing their first set of higher paychecks, we're interested in hearing about what the increase has -- or hasn't -- meant for the estimated 2 to 3 million workers who were affected. If you're among them, fill out the form below and let us know, or reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.