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City Council to consider minimum wage increase

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The Wilmington City Council will consider a resolution to support the increase of the minimum wage for workers to $15 an hour.

The resolution was proposed by Member At Large Michael A. Brown Sr., but it will be presented by Councilwoman Hanifa Shabazz.

If the members approve the resolution, the city council will support a $15 federal and state minimum wage and urge the state and federal government officials to enact legislation to that end.

The resolution says Wilmington’s poverty rate for families with children under 18 is more than twice the state average, and those who earn lower wages are more likely to become involved in criminal acts.

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