Village of Wheeler approves three-quarters of a percent base wage increase for employees
By LeAnn R. Ralph
WHEELER — The Wheeler Village Board has approved a nearly three-quarters of a percent base wage increase — .73 percent — for village employees.
The village board met in closed session December 8 and approved the wage increase in open session.
Members of the village board also approved a 2.27 percent increase for village employees for hourly wage income equality adjustment compensation.
Act 10, passed by the Wisconsin legislature and signed into law in 2011, only allows collective bargaining for a base wage based on the Consumer Price Index.
A .73 percent base wage increase would amount to a raise of 7 cents on a wage of $10 per hour, or a $2.80 increase per week, or a $145 increase for the year.
On a base wage of $20 per hour, the increase would amount to a raise of 14 cents per hour, or $5.60 per week or about $300 per year.
The income equality adjustment would amount to 23 cents per hour on a wage of $10 per hour, or about a $9 per week raise, or an increase of about $480 per year.
On a base wage of $20 per hour, the increase would amount to 45 cents per hour, or a raise of $18 per week or about $936 per year.
In other business, the Wheeler Village Board scheduled the village’s caucus for January 4.
Linda Crosby, village trustee, chaired the meeting in the absence of James Carter, village president.