Charter To Up Minimum Wage To $20 Over Two Years, Starting With 'Frontline' Workers

Charter Communications has announced that over the next two years, it will raise the minimum wage for all employees paid on that basis from $15 to $20.

Charter said the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the permanent wage hike decision, which had already been under discussion.

The cable operator said it will immediately implement an initial, retroactive increase of $1.50 for hourly workers who are on the "frontline" in the field and customer operation groups — the employees "who are the face of our company to our nearly 30 million customers."

Those workers will also receive another permanent $1.50 per hour raise on top of the March 2021 merit increase.

The $20 rate will be in force for all hourly employees by 2022, according to the company.

Charter operates in 41 states, through its Spectrum cable/broadband brand.

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