One Arizona City Got A Raise, Minimum Wage Increased To $15 An Hour

By Ginny Reese

February 24, 2021

Close-up of coins and banknotes in jar labeled Payroll

One city in Arizona is celebrating a pay raise, reported KGUN 9.

Tucson raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour for over 2,000 employees that work for the city.

The previous minimum wage for city employees statewide was $12 an hour, but raised to $12.15 an hour on January 1st per state law.

Mayor Regina Romero took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the news. She wrote, "I have been advocating we take this step as an organization for several years now-- After passing unanimously, this will affect over 2,000 City employees. It is not only the right thing to do, but it is the smart thing to do for the workers of the City of Tucson."

A spokesperson for the Mayor's office said that city employees making more than $15 an hour will also receive raises in order to adjust for "compression issues."

The initial announcement of the pay raise came at the end of last year.

Romero said in a Tweet in December, "As we head into the holidays, I want to thank each and every employee in our city of Tucson family. I'm grateful for the sacrifices our workforce has made during these difficult times to continue delivering the services Tucsonans rely on."

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