ATL CITY WORKERS LUCKY DAY!
Major Kasim Reed announced that the City of Atlanta will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next two fiscal years, starting with an increase to $13 per hour in Fiscal Year 2018, beginning on July 1, 2017.The Atlanta City Council approved four additional compensation actions as amendments to the $2.1 billion FY18 budget, passed unanimously.
The City will also spend $2 million in general fund dollars to establish a three tier payment structure for recruits and firefighters within the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, bringing the starting salary for recruits to 40,000 annually. The new funding structure affects 441 firefighters and recruits.
“I am proud to announce today that the City of Atlanta has raised its minimum wage to $13 per hour, effective July 1st and will increase to $15 per hour within the next two years,” said mayor Kasim Reed!
The City of Atlanta worked with Atlanta Jobs with Justice, a local non-profit organization, in setting the new minimum wage, which affects 360 employees immediately and will affect more than 850 employees once the full increase is phased in.
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