New Hampshire's minimum wage is stuck at the federal level, $7.25 an hour, the lowest in New England. In fact, following legislative action in 2011, the state doesn't even have the authority to set its own minimum wage. This year four bills were introducted in the New Hampshire legislature to restore state authority to set a minimum wage. SB 77 would have left it at that, i.e.
AFSC’s Martha Yager (right) with Rep. Margie Smith(left), who was the prime sponsor of a bill which raised New Hampshire’s minimum wage. AFSC’s New Hampshire office helped mobilize community groups to win that victory—and help win a higher federal minimum wage.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.