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CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank Jackson is a longtime supporter of better pay for the working poor. As Cleveland City Council President, he lobbied and passed a city plan to pay a “living wage” of $10/hour.

The idea was for Cleveland’s plan to spread to the county, other cities and statewide. But that never happened.

Now he is coming out against a proposal from the group Raise Up Cleveland, that would hike Cleveland’s minimum wage to $15/hour starting next year.

“I’m in support of increasing it if it’s a national mandate or a state mandate. I’m not supportive of a minimum wage for the City of Cleveland that puts us at a disadvantage,” he told WKYC’s Tom Beres.

City Council begins hearings on the group’s proposal Monday.



Article Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

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