Cleveland Mayor wants $15 per hour minimum wage for city workers

(CLEVELAND) - In less than a year, Cleveland's mayor wants the minimum wage to increase to $15 an hour for city workers. 

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says the increase will need to be negotiated with unions before implementation. The increase would affect about 500 workers and cost nearly $2 million a year. Jackson wants it to go in effect in April, 2018. 

The minimum wage in Cleveland is now ten dollars an hour. It's $8.15 an hour in Ohio.

(Photo of Cleveland City Hall by Ken Robinson/WTAM) 

Cleveland City Hall

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