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Governor, legislators, labor leaders agree to raise state minimum wage

Mar 31, 2016

Increase will bring minimum wage to $15 per hour over six years

–Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined legislators and labor leaders this week to announce an agreement that makes California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide over the next six years.

The governor was joined at the announcement Monday by: Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León; California Labor Federation president Kathryn Lybarger; SEIU United Long Term Care Workers’ Union president Laphonza Butler; Burger King employee Holly Diaz; Senator Mark Leno; California Labor and Workforce Development Agency secretary David Lanier; United Domestic Workers of America executive director Doug Moore; Teamsters Union International vice president Rome Aloise; and United Healthcare Workers West executive board member Georgette Bradford.

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