Solon council votes to keep wages at $7.25

Solon City Council unanimously passed an ordinance to opt out of the first-in-the-midwest minimum wage increase last night. Instead of allowing the lowest paid in their town a moderate raise, the council decided to keep their city’s wage floor at the state minimum, opposing the Johnson County ordinance passed last week that will raise the […]

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Second wage hike vote set for Thursday

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed its first reading of the minimum wage ordinance that would be the first of its kind in Iowa. The countywide wage hike would gradually raise the minimum hourly wage to $10.10 per hour by January 1, 2017. After two more votes scheduled for Sept. 3 and 10, […]

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