Minimum wage increase for city workers the right decision
Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson
To put it simply, I am in full support of the administration’s proposal to raise the minimum wage for all city workers to $15 an hour. This action is long overdue for city workers, and will allow us as an employer to remain competitive, and both attract and retain talented individuals in the future.
The benefits of this decision are crystal clear. This wage increase will impact hundreds of employees, 66% of which call Milwaukee home. This will provide them a living wage, help them to lead more stable lives, purchase homes, contribute to our local economy, and continue to stabilize their neighborhoods, which will uplift our community as a whole.
I look forward to discussing this issue in more detail in the coming weeks as we continue to support workers citywide.
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