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Jersey City Becomes First NJ City to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 for Municipal Workers  

 

More Than 500 City Employees to See Increase; Move to Take Effect Immediately as Planned in Tax-Neutral Budget

City of Jersey CityJERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that Jersey City would become the first city in New Jersey to raise the minimum wage to $15 for municipal workers, with more than 500 city employees receiving an increase in their take-home pay. The move, accomplished by Executive Order and reflected in the administration’s tax-neutral budget introduced last week, will take effect immediately.

“Last November I stood with the brave organizers of the Fight for $15 right here in Jersey City and spoke about how important it was that we bring relief to New Jersey’s working families. After months of planning, I am proud to say that today we’re actually following through on that commitment,” said Mayor Fulop. “Not only is this the right thing for Jersey City, but it’s my hope that our actions today will help move Trenton towards providing all New Jerseyans a living wage.” Continue reading Jersey City Becomes First NJ City to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 for Municipal Workers  

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