GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro is raising the minimum wage for city employees to $15 an hour.

They originally passed this plan in 2015, but they’re speeding up their implementation plan to the next budget year instead of 2020. Winston-Salem approved the same wage for their city workers as well.

They hope to have everyone bumped up by 2021. Fifteen dollars an hour equals $31,200 for full-time employees.

Other city employees pay should be adjusted as well. While this is a clear win for the workers getting a pay bump, it could also help workers across the community.

“From the city government perspective we’re trying to give our workers a living wage. And secondly we want to set a good example for the community to hopefully raise their minimum wage as well,” Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines said. Read more from…

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