Living Wages

Adopted September 2005, revised April 2007

The League of Women Voters of Ames:

  • Supports adequate income to enable working people to cover basic needs and to live with dignity and a sense of self-worth.
  • Affirms the principle of equal pay for equal work.
  • Supports the City of Ames and Story County adopting a Living Wage ordinance requiring a livable wage be paid:
    • to all full- and part-time city and county employees.
    • by firms whose contracts exceed $15,000 for any 12-month period. (This applies to the hours the employees are working on city or county contracts.)
    • by firms that receive economic development money or incentives from the city or county.