Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton
Press Release

Joint Statement on Wisconsin Center District raising minimum wage for employees

From Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, and Alderman Robert J. Bauman

By - Feb 27th, 2020 06:45 pm

Today’s news that the Wisconsin Center District will be raising the minimum wage for all of its employees to $15 per hour can only be described as a win for the hard working citizens of Milwaukee, and we whole heartedly applaud this decision.

Those who work in the hospitality and guest service industry often provide the first impression to those visiting our city and make sure Milwaukee puts its best foot forward. It’s only right to make sure these employees are paid an appropriate wage for their hard work and dedication.

The Fiserv Forum and now the Wisconsin Center District are stepping up and setting a great example for other area companies. These is obvious momentum around a minimum wage increase, and we look forward to other businesses supporting the Milwaukee Area Service & Hospitality Workers Organization and the Fight for $15.

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