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San Juan mayor raises minimum wage for municipal employees


San Juan Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo

By The Star Staff


As of Nov. 1, some 720 employees of the Municipality of San Juan will benefit from an adjustment in their salary, after the decision of Mayor Miguel Romero Lugo to raise the minimum wage in the capital city from $8.25 to $10 per hour.


Romero Lugo’s determination, which was confirmed by ordinance, has the effect of benefiting in particular some 396 general, cleaning and beautification workers, who will receive an increase of $1.75 per hour in their wages, which is equivalent to an increase of over 20 percent of their current compensation.


“Our general workers, operations and beautification staff who work hard from dawn to dusk on our streets and parks deserve this adjustment in their hourly pay,” the mayor said. “I appreciate the effort of each of them in doing their job on a daily basis, which is why we are taking this measure of salary justice.”


Romero Lugo said the annual budgetary impact of the new minimum wage will be about $1,899,851.67, from municipal funds.

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