TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Some employees of the city of Tucson are getting a raise next year.
The city is raising the minimum wage for its workers to $15 an hour, Mayor Regina Romero announced Friday afternoon. The change will go into effect in February.
I have been advocating we take this step as an organization for several years now-- After passing unanimously, this will affect over 2,000 City employees. It is not only the right thing to do, but it is the smart thing to do for the workers of the City of Tucson! pic.twitter.com/8B2hnVCqXg— Regina Romero (@TucsonRomero) February 24, 2021
A spokesperson from the mayor's office says the current minimum wage for city employees is the statewide minimum of $12 an hour -- rising to $12.15 on Jan. 1, per state law.
The spokesperson also said city employees currently making more than $15 an hour will also receive raises in order to adjust for "compression issues."
"As we head into the holidays, I want to thank each and every employee in our city of Tucson family," Mayor Romero said in a tweet. "I’m grateful for the sacrifices our workforce has made during these difficult times to continue delivering the services Tucsonans rely on."