CA minimum wage bumps up to $9

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

July 1, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Good news for minimum wage workers in California — the state with the largest number of Filipinos.

Today, the Golden States’s minimum wage workers got their first raise in six years.

The state’s minimum wage gets bumped to $9 an hour; the first of two scheduled increases.

Come Jan. 16, 2016, workers will get another boost to $10 an hour.

When he signed the law last fall, California Gov. Jerry Brown said it was his moral obligation to bring a living wage to a state with the highest cost of living.

But some business owners fear it’s the customers who will pay the price for the increase as the higher cost of doing business would get passed on to them.

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  • noz
    2 July 2014 at 12:16 am - Reply

    as the saying goes, somebody has to pay, either the customers or the lay off employees to maintain profits or be out of business. out of work employees collect unemployment, welfare and so on, like a vicious cycle.