Monroe Council Approves Measures to Examine Wages

Jan 14, 2015

The Monroe City Council approves a pay scale study, expected to take four to six weeks to complete.
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  After pleas from Monroe city workers for the administration to reward them for their hard work, the city council has approved two items aimed at starting a conversation on an increase in the minimum wage for city employees.

The News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/1wZIYzT ) the two items are a resolution stating the city council supports an increase in the minimum wage to $10 an hour and the approval of a study that will compare pay scales and job descriptions of Monroe to similarly situated cities.

Mayor Jamie Mayo says the additional expense would cost the city $1.5 million dollars.

The council approved Tuesday paying for a pay scale study, which is expected to take four to six weeks to complete.