(Star News Online) Wilmington’s roughly 1,000 city workers that officials say are underpaid could soon see their salaries increase.
City Council members spent a considerable amount of time discussing employee compensation during a Monday work session on next year’s budget.
At the meeting, Human Resources Director Jeanne Sexton recommended that the city enact a new policy that pledges it will pay employees a “living wage.”
“We feel it’s important that they be paid a decent living wage,” she said.
Asheville and Durham have policies requiring that city employees be paid a living wage, which Sexton said allows a full-time worker to afford housing, food, transportation, health care and other living costs.
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