North Charleston Mayor proposes raising city workers hourly pay to $15 an hour

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) — North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey is proposing to raise city workers’ pay to $15 an hour. This raise would not include contractors or businesses in the city.

Mayor Summey says spoke to the council at the budget workshop and told them his plan was to get them to a minimum of $15 an hour in a three year time frame starting this coming January.

Hey says in January of 2017, the wage would go up to $12. In January of 2018, the wage would go up to $13.50 and go to $15 in January of 2019.

He says he is trying to set the example.

During the announcement, Mayor Summey said:

“If we expect to entice and keep good employees then we are going to have to pay them a fair wage to live off of.”

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