Living Wage

Raising the minimum wage in Johnson County was a fantastic first step toward bringing our lowest-earning citizens closer to a living wage. But there’s more work to be done.

  • We live in an education-rich area. Let’s find ways to provide training and support that can lift unskilled workers into skilled positions.
  • Let’s partner with our labor unions to increase apprenticeship programs for low-wage workers.
  • Let’s break down our language barriers and create a county-wide initiative to support bi-lingual education in our schools and training for employers and co-workers.