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CLEVELAND – – City Council members are considering a proposal that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the city.

Members of a union submitted petitions to force the city to address the idea. The process began on Monday evening and will continue in committee meetings beginning Tuesday morning.

Two council members spoke in favor of the idea. “I sympathize with the status of the minimum wage and the complete failure of the federal government to act,” said Brian Cummins. He indicated a staggered increase would stand a better chance of council approval.

But Jeff Johnson said there is no time to wait. He favors the increase.

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