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City considers raising minimum wage for its part-time workers

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Part-time employees with the city of Austin could see their wages raised.

This week the Austin City Council will consider a resolution to explore raising the minimum wage for part-time employees to $11 an hour. Right now, it's set at $7.25.

Mayor pro tem Sheryl Cole is sponsoring the resolution she says addresses the issue of affordability. The $3.75 an hour increase she says could help ease the burden.

"It's important to recognize this is consistent policy the $11 is what we require of companies seeking economic incentives so it seems perfectly reasonable that we would pay our part-time employees this wage," said Cole.

The city employs around 1,000 part-time and seasonal workers. The resolution, if approved, would take a detailed look at how much raising the minimum wage for part time workers would cost for next year's budget.

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