CLEVELAND -- The debate continues…
Cleveland City Council will meet Monday to discuss a proposal that would hike the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.
The increase would start next year.
Supporters have more than twice the number of signatures needed to take the issue to council, but some local businesses aren’t happy.
Regardless of council’s action, if workers behind the plan aren’t satisfied, it could be placed on the November ballot for voters to decide.
Ohio's minimum wage is currently $8.10 per hour. The proposal only impacts Cleveland businesses.
"We have serious concerns about a Cleveland-only wage hike that could put the city in a competitive disadvantage in the region and state," says Joe Roman, the Greater Cleveland Partnership CEO. "As proposed, the hike is the most aggressive minimum wage increase in the country."