St. Petersburg announced Thursday it will pay all city employees $15 an hour as of April 1. The decision expands on a 2015 City Council vote that raised employee the minimum wage to $15 for all full-time employees and part-time employees with five years of service in the city.
The news came the same day the City Council approved a long-awaited contract negotiation giving city workers a raise, which includes about five months of retroactive pay. The contract approves a 3% raise for employees. The pay will be retroactive to Sept. 27, 2021 and drops an evaluation-based requirement from raise qualifications.
– Daniel Figueroa IV, Extensive Enterprises Media