Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Buncome County Manager, Pinder, proposes $15/hr guarantee for county employees
Buncombe County Manager, Avril Pinder, has proposed guaranteeing that every county employee, whether part-time or full-time, would earn at least $15/hr the Citizen Times reports. The move would raise the wages of 15 county employees, the majority of whom are library staff. The proposal still needs to be voted on by county commissioners before the county's budget is finalized in June, but Pinder and supporters emphasize that the move would go a long way to assist employees in meeting the increasing cost of living in the greater Asheville area.