In a rare endorsement of pending legislation, yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown indicated his strong support of AB 10, a bill that would increase California’s minimum wage from $8 per hour to $10 per hour by January 1, 2016, signaling his intent to sign the legislation into law once a final vote is taken. California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg and California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez also announced their support of the legislation, which was expected to make its way through the Assembly this week.
The bill would raise the minimum wage in two increments, from $8 per hour to $9 per hour effective July 1, 2014 and from $9 per hour to $10 per hour on January 1, 2016. Western Growers and virtually every other organization representing business and industry in Sacramento strongly opposes the bill. Read the Governor’s Press Release.
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