Milwaukie wants its workers to make at least $15/hour


City Council unanimously passes a raise for some city workers, contractors.

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BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The Milwaukie City Council unanimously passed a raise for some city workers, contractors.

It is the latest city to vote for a $15/hour minimum wage.

The proposal has been informally discussed by the council but the wage increase has not been the subject of any public hearings or detailed analysis.

It is unclear how many employees would be affected, how much the pay raise would cost the city or when the raise would go into effect.

(SOURCE: OregonLive.com)

Advocacy group 15 Now PDX celebrated the vote.

“Doing the right thing, paying workers. It is really important for the health of our state’s economy,” said Justin Norton-Kerston of 15 Now PDX.

(SOURCE: KGW)

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