Mayor Greg Fischer said he will veto a minimum wage hike to $10.10
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2014) — The Louisville Metro Council labor and economic development committee on Monday voted 3-2 in favor of raising the minimum wage. But Mayor Greg Fischer said he would veto the bill.
The proposed wage hike would raise the minimum wage to $8.10 on July 1, 2015, $9.15 on July 1, 2016 and $10.10 on July 1, 2017.
Fischer said he would support increasing the wage to between $8.50 and $8.75 an hour because it would lead to fewer lost jobs.
Five Democrats on the Council—Attica Scott, Barbara Shanklin, Cheri Bryant Hamilton, David James and Tom Owen—filed a proposed ordinance in September to raise the minimum wage.
Several Louisville businesses—such as Greater Louisville Inc., Mesa Foods and Packaging Unlimited—have expressed concern that raising the minimum wage will adversely affect business and result in lost jobs.