Thursday, August 10, 2017

ACTION ALERT: Indy Council to Vote Monday to #RaiseTheWage to $13 for City-County Employees
The final vote on Proposition 92 will be August 14th at 7 p.m.

This coming Monday the Indianapolis City-County Council will take a final vote on Proposition 92, which would raise the minimum wage for City-County employees to $13 per hour. The vote will come after Mayor Joe Hogsett presents his 2018 budget proposal.

Also, be sure to call Mayor Hogsett at (317) 327-3601 and ask him to make his support for Prop 92 loud and clear!

In May, IIWF Director Jessica Fraser said this at the unveiling of Prop 92:
Our research has shown us that in NO county in Indiana can even a single adult be self-sufficient on the minimum wage of $7.25.  For Marion County, the real self-sufficient wage is about $10 an hour for a single adult. Keep in mind that $10/hour is not a thriving wage-- it’s a making-ends-meet wage.  It is the first rung on the ladder of upward economic mobility. Proposal 92, which moves all city-county employees to a minimum of $13/ an hour goes a few rungs higher on that ladder and will help some city county employees not only get to economic self-sufficiency but to start on their own paths toward upward mobility and the middle class."

Supporters of Prop 92 should pack the house Monday night to show your support. If you can’t make the meeting in person, watch the Council LIVE to see if your Councilor votes the way you ask them to!

IIWF Director Jessica Fraser Speaks at Prop 92's Unveiling, May 2017

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