Governor Brown Signs Bill
Governor Brown has signed AB 10 by Assembly member Luis Alejo (D-Salinas),
which will raise the minimum wage in California from $8.00 per hour to $10.00
per hour. AB 10 will raise California’s minimum wage in two one-dollar
increments, from $8 per hour today to $9 per hour, effective July 1, 2014
and to $10 per hour, effective January 1, 2016.
California ranks 8th in the country in minimum wage behind Nevada
($8.25), Connecticut ($8.25), Illinois ($8.25), District of Columbia ($8.25),
Vermont (8.60), Oregon ($8.95) and the highest – the state of Washington
($9.19). In 2016, California could become the highest; however, Vermont,
Oregon and Washington are all tied to inflationary increases and could very
well be higher than $10 in 2016.
Nearly all farmworkers make more than minimum wage already, but this could add more of a burden to farmers' overall payroll.
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