Shelby County raises pay for all county workers to $15/hour

Shelby County raises pay for all county workers to $15/hour
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shelby County passed a resolution to raise the pay of all county workers to $15 per hour, Mayor Lee Harris announced.

All full-time employees were already at a minimum of $15 per hour after a resolution under former Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.

“The same reasons used to lift the wages for the full-time workers can be applied to our temporary employees,” Harris said in a statement. “This is an important statement of commitment to pay our employees, even those who are not full-time.”

The pay increase will go in effect by the end of the year.

Harris said there will be no need to adjust their current budget.

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