Living Wages Adopted September 2005 - Word revised April 2007

The League of Women Voters of Ames:

o Supports adequate income to enable working people to cover basic needs and to live with dignity and a sense of self-worth.

o Affirms the principle of equal pay for equal work.

o 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.