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

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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