When is an increase in the minimum wage not a victory for low wage workers? When it makes business compliance all but voluntary. Tennessee is set to implement a one dollar increase, but special interests got a hold of the process and removed any enforcement mechanism. This means that it's up to a worker earning less than $6.15 an hour to bring a civil lawsuit for enforcement. This absolutely must not happen here. We'll have to be on the lookout: a special interest victor in Tennessee will lead to the application of the same tactics here.