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Austin City Council voted to pass a resolution that would require city managers to accept a minimum wage of $ 22 per hour for city employees.

At a meeting on June 16, several workers in the city testified that higher wages were needed because of inflation. Fox 7 Austin.

The resolution calls on city managers to develop plans and timelines to raise the minimum wage for city workers to $ 22 an hour, up from the current $ 15 an hour.

A city spokesman told Fox 7 that the rise was necessary because of inflation.

Austin City Council approves resolution to ‘explore every option’ to raise age to purchase AR-15 style weapons

Austin City Council voted to pass a resolution that would direct city managers to accept a minimum wage of $ 22 per hour for city employees.

Austin City Council voted to pass a resolution that would direct city managers to accept a minimum wage of $ 22 per hour for city employees.
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“Providing living wages to our stakeholders and employees in our city is a continuing priority. Recovery from an epidemic and the unprecedented rising cost of living need to accelerate the timeline to raise living wages,” the spokesman said.

If this increase is not possible in the 2023 budget, the minimum wage will be increased by “the most significant amount”, according to the report.

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City managers are expected to present their proposed budget in July.

According to the report, the increase will apply to most city workers, including those working in companies contracted by the city.

During the meeting, the city council voted to pass a resolution exploring “every option” that would allow the city to raise the minimum age for the purchase of AR-15 style weapons or other semi-automatic weapons.