Wednesday, December 30, 2015

California Minimum Wage in 2016

The state’s minimum wage will increase Friday, bringing California’s lowest paid workers from nine dollars an hour to ten. The wage hike is the second of two increases scheduled since 2013 and The Ten dollars an hour rate will give California the second highest minimum wage in the country after Washington D.C., affecting the wages of nearly 1/5th of the states work force. But Economists and labor organizers say there is still a lot of work to be done in the fight against income inequality during the upcoming year. Pacifica’s Mike Kohn reports.