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CLEVELAND – A $15/hour minimum wage in Cleveland is one step closer to possible action.

Raise Up Cleveland, a group backed by the Service Employees International Union, turned in more than 5,000 signatures on petitions Monday to Cleveland Council Clerk Pat Britt.

The goal of the petitions is to put an ordinance before City Council to raise the minimum wage in Cleveland to $15/hour beginning January 1, 2017.

Britt and her staff members found the petitions met the requirements of the City Charter and appeared to have the necessary number of signatures.

The petitions will be forwarded to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to make sure there are enough valid signatures to introduce the proposed ordinance Council.

Valid signatures must come from registered voters in the City of Cleveland.



Article Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

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