California’s minimum wage increased to $9 an hour on Tuesday, which provided workers with the first such increase since 2008.
Members of the council’s Economic Development Committee are suggesting an increase from the state’s minimum wage of $8 to $15.37 be implemented for workers at hotels with at least 300 rooms by July 1, 2015.
The bill’s author, Democratic Sen. Mark Leno of San Francisco, says it’s needed to help lift low-wage earners out of poverty.
An attempt to persuade California voters this year to approve a $12-an-hour minimum wage, which would be the highest among states, stalled Monday after its chief supporter announced he was struggling to qualify the proposal for the ballot.
Democrats across the nation are eager to make increasing the minimum wage a defining campaign issue in 2014, but in California a proposal to boost the pay rate to $12 an hour is coming from a different point on the political compass.
Southern California fast food workers Thursday plan to stage a walkout as part of their attempt to raise their hourly wages to $15.
Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday signed a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016.
California’s minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill that is all but certain to head to Gov. Jerry Brown, giving the state one of the highest statewide rates in the nation.
Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday said he supports a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage.
Southern California fast food workers Thursday staged a walkout as part of their attempt to raise their hourly wages to $15.
Minimum-wage workers in California would see their first raises in six years under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Thursday.
Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.