California Plans to Hike Minimum Wage to $15 by 2022
Even for tipped workers
The Fight for 15 has won a major victory on the West Coast: The state of California has struck a tentative deal to instate a $15 minimum wage for all hourly workers by 2022, according to anonymous sources cited by the LA Times. The governor is expected to make a formal announcement sometime today.
The California minimum wage is currently $10, which went into effect last January; under the new deal, that would increase “to $10.50 on Jan. 1, 2017, with a 50-cent increase in 2018 and then $1-per-year increases through 2022.”