Living Wage Ordinance

By: Andy Chaves
By: Andy Chaves

The City of Lincoln may change how they do contracts with outside businesses. The Lincoln City Council is scheduled to vote on the living wage ordinance at Monday's council meeting.

Councilman Terry Werner proposed the ordinance, which would say any company that has a contract with the city for at least $25,000 and has at least 10 employees to pay their workers $8.85 an hour.

For companies that don't offer health insurance, they would have to pay employees $9.73 an hour.

If the ordinance passes, it would also require that all city employees make a poverty line wage.

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