© 2024 WUKY
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

State's Largest City Will Vote On Minimum Wage Hike

Louisville could become the first Kentucky city to enact its own minimum wage law.

Monday, the council's labor and economic development committee approved an ordinance that would eventually increase Louisville's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from $7.25 per hour over the next three years. The 3-2 party line vote means the full council will vote on the ordinance on Thursday.

The ordinance would exempt certain workers, including farm workers and small businesses like baby sitters. Louisville could become the 16th local government to pass a minimum wage law, according to the National Employment Law Project.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer vowed to veto the minimum wage increase. Fischer said he supports a smaller wage increase.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)