Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock unveils a plan to raise the minimum wage for city workers on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Thursday announced a proposal to increase the minimum wage for city employees and those who work for businesses that operate in city facilities.

The proposal, which would gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour over several years, was developed by Hancock, Councilwoman Robin Kniech and labor unions Unite Here and SEIU Local 105.

The proposal would increase hourly wages for city employees and covered city contract and subcontract workers to $13 on July 1, 2019, $14 on July 1, 2020 and $15 on July 1, 2021.

According to an announcement from the city, this pay raise would affect nearly 1,900 city employees as well as workers  employed through around 300 contracts.

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