Living Wage Passes in Lansing

By: Jeremy Ross
By: Jeremy Ross

In 2003 Mayor Tony Benavides signed an executive order for a living wage covering many workers contracted by the city. Monday The Lansing City Council voted to expand that coverage to about 80 more employees.

The living wage is defined as 125 percent above the poverty line for both worker benefits and pay.

The vote according to the mayor's office means most city workers will now make at least $12.09 per hour in combined benefits and pay...

Most benefiting from the vote are seasonal workers like those in Parks and Recreation as well as some part time union employees.

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