Posted on April 1, 2016
VICTORY: California raises the minimum wage to $15 per hour
We did it. On Thursday to cheers of “Si se puede,” the California Legislature passed a historic bill to raise the minimum wage in California to $15 per hour.
Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign the bill into law on Monday. With his signature, California will become the first state in the nation to have a $15 minimum wage.
This is a huge moment in the fight to lift millions out of poverty and raise wages for our state’s poorest workers – and we couldn’t have done this without grassroots activism.
Just this week, CREDO activists generated thousands of signatures to demand the California Legislature to raise the minimum wage. This activism, along with the work by our progressive labor allies in California and across the country who have been fighting tirelessly to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, is responsible for this massive victory.
This win also sets the stage for more potential victories in other states across the country where progressive activists are pushing to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and we’ll need your help to to keep up this amazing momentum.