WLA Member Christiana Care Health System Announced Company Minimum Wage To Be $15.00 An Hour
WLA member and Delaware’s largest private employer, Christiana Care, announced, effective in February, they will raise the wages of 500 employees to $15.00 an hour. The company believes this is a step in the right direction for the health of the community and wants to lead the way in ensuring workforce security.
This is much higher than the federal minimum wage which is set at $7.25 an hour for non-tipped focused workers and $2.30 for tipped focused workers. Starting in October of 2019 the Delaware minimum wage will be raised to $9.25 an hour from $8.25.
“Our extraordinary caregivers are our most important investment,” said WLA Executive Member and President/CEO of Christiana Care, Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH. “We serve together, guided by our values, Excellence and Love. In every position, at every level of our organization, each of our employees plays a vital role in the care of our patients and their families. This is the right thing to do for our employees, and we also believe that it will have a positive economic impact on our community.”
Summarised from the article “Christiana Care raises minimum wage for 500 employees” on Delaware Business Times.