The Bayonne City Council this week voted in favor of raising the minimum wage for all municipal employees to $15 per hour, a proposal which was put forth by Council President and mayoral candidate Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski. The increase will be retroactive to January 1, 2022.
This morning, Ashe-Nadrowski’s campaign issued the following statement from the candidate: “I am proud to have championed this initiative for the betterment of Bayonne as a whole. The approval of this proposal is a victory not only for our dedicated city employees, but for the local economy. While Mayor Davis fumbled over objections to the idea – first claiming the move would provide assistance to virtually no employees, and in the next breath suggesting it could have a negative impact on the municipal budget – I am happy that the City Council supported my Resolution, extending a living wage to 50 city employees and those to come in the future.”