A national organization—interested in advancing its agenda, regardless of the cost that the City of Cleveland and Cleveland residents would incur—has announced that it has finalized language for a Cleveland-only minimum wage ballot measure.
As the public learns more about the Service Employees International Union’s misguided approach and why its minimum wage proposal is a bad deal for Clevelanders, the union amended its original proposal that was sent to Cleveland City Council and rejected by an overwhelming vote.
The new version, which will still only apply to Cleveland, calls for the city’s minimum wage to increase to $12 in the first year, with $1-per-hour annual increases thereafter, until it reaches $15. At that point, the minimum wage would be tied to the cost of living.
The Greater Cleveland Partnership continues to oppose this effort because it puts Cleveland on an unlevel playing field with the rest of the state. Read more.