Gov. Jerry Brown joined legislators and labor leaders Monday in Sacramento to announce a landmark agreement that would make California the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide. (Renée C. Byer firstname.lastname@example.org)
By Jim Miller and Jeremy B. White
March 28, 2016 – 7:30 AM
- Hourly wage would increase to $15 an hour by 2022
- Announcement comes days after November ballot measure qualifies
- Business groups call plan ‘reckless’
Gov. Jerry Brown, Democratic leaders and labor leaders Monday touted an agreement that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, saying the pact should avert an expensive ballot fight this fall.