Florida Minimum Wage, Amendment 5 (2004)
- Yes: 5,198,514
- No: 2,097,151
It was on the ballot as an initiated constitutional amendment.
Six citizen-initiated amendments were on the 2004 ballot; they were respectively the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th citizen-initiated measures to appear on a Florida statewide ballot.
Text of the proposal
The language that appeared on the ballot:
This amendment creates a Florida minimum wage covering all employees in the state covered by the federal minimum wage. The state minimum wage will start at $6.15 per hour six months after enactment, and thereafter be indexed to inflation each year. It provides for enforcement, including double damages for unpaid wages, attorney's fees, and fines by the state. It forbids retaliation against employees for exercising this right.
$2,191,165 was spent by the "Yes on 5" campaign. This group was called the Floridians for All PAC and its major donors were:
- MoveOn.org, $275,000
- National Education Association, $250,000
- Tides Foundation, $165,000
- AFSCME, $160,000
- ACORN, $155,000 86,500
- Service Employees International Union, $125,000
- Abe Pollin, $100,000
- Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner & Proctor, $100,000
- Federation of Teachers, $100,000
- Solidago Foundation, $65,000
- Morgan, Colling and Gilbert, $50,000
- AFL-CIO, $50,000
- Richard and Shari Foos, $50,000