- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Raleigh City Council has given the city’s workers a pay raise.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports (https://bit.ly/2jw0AXA) the council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a Universal Living Wage policy, which bases salaries of its employees on the local cost of living. The move will give Raleigh’s lowest-paid employees a raise of about $5,000.

Under the policy, annual salaries of those employees will climb from to $22,991 to $28,630.

The policy will go into effect when the city passes its budget for the next fiscal year, which starts in July.

Raleigh’s move gives the capital city a higher minimum wage than several other major North Carolina cities, including Charlotte and Durham, which pay $13 an hour and $13.50 an hour, respectively.


Information from: The News & Observer, https://www.newsobserver.com

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