The increase of minimum wage in California has raised concerned for some people against the hourly wage increase. Currently, the $8 minimum wage in California is set to increase to $9 on July 1, 2014 and to $10 on January 1, 2016.
Senate Floor Analysis, the implementation of the bill will cost the state a minimum estimated amount of $82 million through 2018. Workers who make less than $9 an hours are most likely living in poverty and they deserve to have enough money to provide for their families.
Senator Leno states “Income inequality has been spoken of by our president as the defining challenge of our time” while addressing his fellow Senators concerning his bill. The middle class can become stronger and hundreds of thousands of people living in poverty can better their lives
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