Shelby County Commission approves $15 minimum wage for county employees

County Mayor Lee Harris

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Shelby County Commission approved an ordinance to pay county employees $15 an hour, according to Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris.

This was the third reading for the living wage increase.

Harris raised the wages of county workers to $15 an hour last fall, but he wanted to make sure the measure stayed on the books for future workers and new hires.

He released a statement on Twitter saying, “We have 200,000 residents living in poverty in Shelby County. The best solution to poverty is to pay a living wage. I am proud that Shelby County is doing its part.”

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