Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed the minimum wage for city workers won’t stop at $14. It will increase in fiscal 2020 to $15, a number that many wage advocates have pressed mayors of large cities and corporations to adopt as a minimum standard to survive in today’s economy.
“I am proud to announce today that the city of Atlanta has raised its minimum wage to $13 per hour, effective July 1, and will increase to $15 per hour over the next two fiscal years,” Reed said. “With this action, we are demonstrating that the city of Atlanta offers competitive employment at all levels, and respects the dignity of all workers. I am also pleased to raise the starting salary for our firefighters, who set the standard for professional fire departments in our state.”
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