Increasing minimum wage on the table

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Sept. 12, 2013

We are hearing that AB 10 (Luis Alejo, D-Salinas) will be amended today that would increase the minimum wage by 25 percent over the next three years.  

It provides for a $1 increase in the minimum wage in July 2014 and another $1 increase in January 2016, driving the minimum wage up to $10 in a very short period. Currently, even if the rate of inflation reached a high of 3.5 percent, the minimum wage would only reach $8.87 by 2016. The average rate of inflation for California over the past ten years has only been 2.5 percent.

As of this writing, Wednesday, September 11, AB 10 will be heard next on the Senate Floor. CMTA is lobbying in opposition.

See today's press release giving the Governor's, Senate President pro Tempore’s and Assembly Speaker's support: http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=18199

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