Louisville Planned to Vote on Minimum Wage Change Thursday

Minimum Wage Vote Louisville

The Louisville Metro Council’s labor and economic development committee plans to vote Thursday on an ordinance to gradually raise the minimum wage in Jefferson County from $7.25 to $10.10 by summer of 2017 (via a recent news release).

According to Business First,

“If the ordinance, which calls for raising workers’ minimum hourly rate to $10.10 in 2017, passes the committee, it could go to the full council on Dec. 11, WDRB reports.

“….the ordinance is opposed by 19 business groups including Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce. GLI has called on its members to contact council members and Mayor Greg Fischer, who has previously expressed reservations about the ordinance, the WDRB story said.

Fischer would have to sign the ordinance for it to become law, unless the council can get enough votes to override a mayoral veto, the story said.”