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Proposal to give city employees a raise needs to be approved by council

Mayor Cranley announced an initiative Tuesday to give all full-time city employees at least $15 dollars an hour. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Mike Woeste) Mayor Cranley announced an initiative Tuesday to give all full-time city employees at least $15 dollars an hour. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Mike Woeste)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A new proposal is on the table to give city of Cincinnati workers a raise.

Mayor Cranley announced an initiative Tuesday to give all full-time city employees at least $15 dollars an hour.

The proposal would also bump up all part-time and seasonal employees to at least $10.10 an hour.

Cranley says the plan would cost the city about $500,000 a year and that they would have to make cuts to some non-essential projects.

However, the mayor believes the change would be for the better.

"This isn't a handout, if you work full-time, and if you work full-time it would just barely get you to a living wage and I think that's the value system we need in this country and we can lead by example that if you work full-time you should at least be able to get by," Cranley said.

He believes he has five council members backing the proposal so far.

The plan would also implement several crane safety measures at construction sites.

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