The Austin City Council voted to approve a resolution that would direct the city manager to adopt a minimum wage of $22 per hour for city employees.
During the meeting on June 16, several city workers testified and said that a higher wage is necessary because of inflation, according to FOX 7 Austin.
The resolution asks the city manager to develop a plan and timeline to increase the minimum wage to $22 per hour for city workers, which is increased from the current $15 per hour.
A city spokesperson told FOX 7 that the increase is needed because of inflation.
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