The final vote on the wage increase was 282 to 143.
City officials estimated the total cost of the wage increase at $228 million.
Each percentage point of wage increase costs the city $110 million per year.
"We're looking for a wage increase in all three years," he said, but would not be more specific.
Each percentage point of wage increase will cost the state about $50 million.
The union eventually won a wage increase and kept much of its health benefits.
They are also seeking a wage increase of 6 percent a year over two years.
The House approved the wage increase by a vote of 281 to 144.
The minimum wage increase was the first to be passed by Congress in 12 years.
The wage increase is one of this year's political surprises.
So faster wage rises were needed if the system was to function smoothly.
Nonetheless, it is the customary date on which the minimum wage rises.
Before the situation developed into a crisis the oil companies settled on wage rises of around 15%.
I work in the public sector and have been told no wage rise for at least two years.
The total wage rise of 6.25% built into the 1990-91 accord looks too high.
As a result of wage rises, consumer spending also increased by about 20% during this same period, while economic growth remained at about 3%.
The appointment set off wage rise claims from unions representing civil servants.
Although wage rises were likely to remain moderate, production bottlenecks in industry could be a problem, the survey said.
Clinton is for the wage rise; Dole for the tax cut.
(To be fair, there was no wage rise for the general secretary between 2009 and 2010.)