Spare us from the worst minimum wage option

Two pieces of legislation aimed at increasing the minimum wage in Guam are awaiting public hearings. 

Bill 20-34, the bill sponsored by Sen. Benjamin J. Cruz would raise the minimum wage from its current $8.25 to $9.20 in October and then to $10.10 in October 2018. 

The minimum wage on Guam rose above the federal minimum wage two years ago. 

Alternative legislation sponsored by Sen. James V. Espaldon would also raise the minimum wage, however the structure is more gradual. 

The first increase in Espaldon’s bill would be by 50¢ to . . .

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