ORLANDO, Fla. – By 2021, all city of Orlando employees will earn at least $15 per hour.
The City Council voted on Monday in favor of the proposal to increase the minimum wage for all full-time, part-time and seasonal city of Orlando employees. Those who aren't currently earning at least that amount will see incremental increases during the next few years.
Wages will jump from $13 per hour in 2019 to $14 in 2020 and then $15 per hour by 2021. City workers who already make at least $15 per hour will also receive a slight raise.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said last week that he's been pushing for years to get this measure approved.
“If somebody has to work two jobs to simply make a living wage and put food on their table, it’s a very difficult situation,” Dyer said.