Emory University, Goizueta Business School

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Historically, raising wages good for governments

Historically, raising wages good for governments 2017-06-29
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Atlanta recently raised its minimum wage for city workers. While some balk at the move, one expert says it can lead to a better status quo. "It has served municipalities well to set higher minimum wage rates," says Emory's Tom Smith. "Workers show higher productivity and considerably lower turn-over. Turn-over is one of the largest employment costs across public and private employment!"

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Atlanta city employees, firefighters get pay bump in fy 2018 budget

Atlanta's 2018 fiscal budget includes a bump in pay and minimum wage for atlanta firefighters and city employees.

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