Philly Mayor Looks To Expand Wage Hike For Airport Workers

Law360, New York (May 19, 2016, 7:33 PM EDT) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney floated a proposal Thursday to extend coverage of the city's living wage ordinance to 1,200 more Philadelphia International Airport concession workers, allowing merchants to raise their prices in exchange for paying employees $12 an hour, according to the mayor's office.

Under the proposal, food sellers and retailers that agree to immediately comply with Philadelphia's 21st Century Minimum Wage and Benefits Standard will be permitted to raise their prices up to 10 percent above street pricing, the mayor's office said in a news release.

Merchants in the airport's Philadelphia Marketplace have been required since 1995 to offer their...

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