By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Retail giant CVS Pharmacy is increasing its hourly minimum wage to $15 per hour beginning in July of 2022.

CVS Health, the parent company of CVS Pharmacy, made the announced Wednesday. The company noted that 65% of its employees currently make more than $15 per hour.

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CVS said its “new wage structure” will include higher hourly rates for workers such as pharmacy technicians and call center representatives.

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There has been a nationwide push among labor activists to get minimum wage increased to $15 per hour.

Chipotle increased its hourly minimum wage to $15 in June.

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The minimum wage in the city of Los Angeles is $15.