Ald. Milele Coggs
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Instituting hazard pay a matter of fairness for front line City employees

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs May 27, 2020

By - May 27th, 2020 05:01 pm

At today’s Common Council meeting I was proud to vote in support of the Mayor’s proclamation that institutes hazard pay immediately for those City employees who have continued to work in public facing roles during the COVID-19 pandemic. This measure brings Milwaukee in line with many other municipalities across the area.

I believe this is an issue of fairness that is in the best interest of many of our workers and that is why I sponsored the initial legislation asking the Department of Employee Relations to investigate this issue.

To those who serve in positions that cannot be managed from home and were asked to continue reporting to work when COVID-19 struck, this is one way in which we are able to show our gratitude for your continued dedication. Without the effort of many employees from the Department of City Development, Department of Public Works, Milwaukee Health Department and others, we would not have been able to continue offering essential services to our constituents.

On behalf of myself and the residents of the 6th Aldermanic District I say thank you for your continued service during these difficult times.

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