PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Wigle Whiskey is making waves all over Pittsburgh after participating in a new wage program.
The distillery is the first that will be featured on more than 200 city-owned bus shelters for recognition of increasing workers’ pay to $10.10 per hour.
The posters read, “The City of Pittsburgh acknowledges Wigle for paying all of its employees a living wage.”
The posters are part of a program created by Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’Connor. Wigle was one of a handful of local businesses that expressed interest after the council approved the legislation in March of 2015.
Councilman O’Connor said that he hopes the promotion motivates other local businesses to raise wages for their employees.
“There’s almost something like 40,000 who are around the minimum wage right now and so I mean you’re talking about them having a couple of extra dollars in their hands,” O’Connor said.
Wigle co-owner Meredith Grelli said the business was happy to boost pay.
“We are a family owned and operated business and one of four core principals is that we treat our customers and employees like family and living wages are a part of that,” she said.