Milwaukee County supervisors push for $15 minimum wage

It'd apply only to County employees, contractors
Posted at 6:37 AM, Sep 29, 2016

Three Milwaukee County supervisors are leading the push for a $15 minimum wage that would apply only to Milwaukee County employees and contractors. 

The legislation would amend the current living wage ordinance to a phase in a $15 an hour wage standard by 2022, the supervisors said Wednesday.

"Paying their rent should not be an option. going to the doctor should not be an option," said Milwaukee County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor. "Having to determine whether you should buy gas for your car or a bus pass or food for your children should never be an option." 

Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson said the comptroller is still working on what the fiscal impact the legislation would have. 

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