A 'Living Wage' for Fairfax?
Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) has introduced a proposal for a living-wage ordinance. The ordinance would require county government and private companies that do business with it to pay more than the federal minimum wage. Full-time minimum wage workers earn less than $11,000 a year.
We all know how expensive it is to live in Fairfax County. Other jurisdictions have such an ordinance. Is it time to join them?
April 4, 2006; 10:45 AM ET
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