City of Columbus Announces $15/Hour for Full-Time City Employees
Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and City Council President Pro Tem
Elizabeth Brown announced that all City of Columbus full-time permanent
employees now make a minimum of $15 an hour.
“Closing the wage gap has been a top priority for my
administration. As one of the city’s biggest employers, I knew Columbus had an
opportunity to lead by example,” said Mayor Ginther. “I charged my directors
with being sure that all full-time permanent employees were making $15 an hour
by 2020, and today, we can say we have accomplished that goal ahead of
“Working families are the backbone of strong neighborhoods
and a thriving city,” said President Pro Tem Brown. “Leveling the playing field
for families in Columbus starts with living wages, and one of our goals as an
employer must be to set a standard for wages and benefits that help families
thrive. I’m proud to see the city beat its commitment to bringing all full-time
workers to $15-per-hour by 2020.”
The City of Columbus has 8,498 permanent, full-time
employees, all now making a minimum of $15 an hour.
“The work to lift wages in our community is central towards
creating a more equitable Columbus. Organized labor is a key partner in making
this happen with our City’s own workforce and within our community,” said City
Councilmember Rob Dorans.