Milwaukee County Board okays plan to increase minimum wage to $15 by 2022

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Fight for $15

MILWAUKEE COUNTY — The Milwaukee County Board on Thursday, November 3rd voted 12-6 in favor of increasing the minimum wage within the county to $15 by 2022.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson’s proposed change to Chapter 111 of the Milwaukee County Code of General Ordinances would raise the living wage to $12.25 on January 1, 2017, then to $13 on January 1, 2018, and increase it by $.50 every year until it reaches $15 on January 1, 2022.

“The ‘Fight for 15’ movement is so powerful that even Chris Abele, who vetoed our living wage ordinance in 2014, has joined us,” Supervisor Nicholson said on Thursday.

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9 comments

  • Opinion8d

    Why stop at $15? Why not $20? If I have more kids to support with my ‘living wage’, shouldn’t I be paid more than someone who doesn’t have kids?

  • Tony

    That will be great for all the kids competing for summer jobs. The entitlements will soon realize that when they start making more than their welfare will allow they will beg for a 20 hour a week schedule. The business owners along with the ACA failure will suffer dearly. Let’s throw some more bricks on the broken backs of the middle class to push the lefty liberal safe space tax and spend agenda.

  • hawkk03@gmail.com

    Since this only applies to county jobs and contractors working for the county our taxes will go up to pay the increase. Good thing they cant force this on all businesses. A small business with say 20 employees will have to let go 2-3 employees to cover the cost of an increase like this. This does not create jobs. It makes everything cost more so eventually that increase wont be felt and then what?

  • Libsareliars

    Another brainless idea brought to you by the liberal party. They think it is s great idea until it falls off the cliff like Obamacare.

  • Always Outspoken

    Soon after raising the minimum wage, millions of jobs will cease to exist and small businesses will close up shop, because they can’t afford to pay their workers.

    Subsequently, the price of a Big Mac will go up to $12.00, rent for a 3 bedroom house will rise to $3000.00 a month, and a new economy car will cost $50K.

    …and those on the bottom rungs of the wage ladder will still struggle to pay the bills.

  • Chrisco

    To bad in the state sets the minimum wage. This could only be applied to people who work for the county. Not one other person.

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