CINCINNATI — Charter, a telecommunications and mass media company that offers its services to consumers and businesses under the branding of Spectrum, has announced a plan to permanently raise its minimum wage to $20 per hour over the next two years for all employees.
Discussions had already begun about raising its existing $15 minimum wage, however in light of the current environment and the challenges many are facing, Charter is beginning that process now.
An initial retroactive $1.50 increase will be implemented immediately for hourly frontline employees in the field and customer operation groups, who are the face of the company to nearly 30 million customers. These employees provide essential communications services to residential and business communities, including hospitals, first responder and government facilities, which help flatten the curve and protect the country.
Additionally, these same field and customer operations hourly workers will receive another permanent $1.50 per hour raise on top of their March 2021 merit increase. Charter has committed that in 2022 all hourly employees will have a minimum starting rate of $20 per hour.
Charter has more than 3,000 employees in Kentucky and provides service to Northern Kentucky, Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Ashland, Corbin, Somerset, Georgetown to name a few.
Here’s a link to the Charter blog post making the announcement: https://policy.charter.com/blog/charter-raising-minimum-wage-20-hour/.