This story originally appeared in Beyond Chron on Jan. 24, 2022 California is the epicenter for a nationwide grassroots movement to raise the wage floor for American workers. On January 1st, the state set $15 an hour as the floor for large employers and $14 an hour for small ones (rising to $15 for all in 2023). […]Read More
New Report Shows CA Minimum Wage Improving Lives of Working People, Doesn’t Come at Cost of Jobs
Despite the hysterical rhetoric from Republicans and corporate CEOs, California’s minimum wage increase isn’t costing our state jobs. In fact, jobs are growing and workers’ lives are improving because of the minimum wage hike according to a new report by UC Berkeley economists.Read More
Justice Can’t Wait: On Anniversary of First Fight for $15 Action Thousands Join Nationwide Protests
Yesterday on the fourth anniversary of the first Fight for $15 national action, working people in 340 cities across the country took to the streets to demand justice for ALL. Calling out major corporations like McDonald’s and Uber as well as working conditions and low wages for workers at airports, working families and community brothers and sisters came together to fight for justice in low wage work. Their demand? $15 per hour minimum wage AND a union.Read More
California’s $15 Minimum Wage Earthquake!
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed legislation boosting California’s minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour — a 50 percent increase that made the state’s minimum wage the highest in the nation. The hike will be phased in over six years, then automatically adjusted annually to offset rising costs of living. According to the UC […]Read More
On Cesar Chavez Day, Workers Make History: $15 minimum wage headed to the Governor for signature!
“There’s no turning back. We will win. We are winning because ours is a revolution of mind & heart” – Cesar ChavezRead More
California Leaders Announce Historic Deal to Raise Minimum Wage to $15
History was made today. Gov. Brown joined legislative leaders, workers and unions to announce a deal on proposed legislation to make California the first state in America to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour. This day was a long time in the making. Worker led movements like the Fight for 15, labor unions and community groups have been gathering momentum for several years on this issue.Read More