Hotel workers call for minimum wage to be increased to $15

By: Dee DeQuattro

Email: ddequattro@abc6.com

Twitter: @deedequattro

One thousand signatures on a petition were delivered to the Providence City Council Friday morning.

Local hotel workers are calling for an increase in the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour.

If the thousand signatures are certified, the city council will have to vote on the issue within 70 days.

If the council rejects it, the hotel workers can come back with a petition including the signatures of 5% of the voter population, roughly 5,000 vote. If this happens then it would become a ballot question in November.

Currently, minimum wage is set at $8.00 an hour.

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