By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org
GLORIA: San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria is going to propose a minimum wage increase to $11.50 an hour.
CHINO HILLS, Calif. — San Diego City Council president Todd Gloria on Monday will present a plan to increase the minimum wage. The proposal would increase the minimum wage to $11.5o an hour by January 2017. The increases are staggered. By 2015 the minimum wage will be set at $9.75, and by 2016 it will increase to $10.50. The minimum wage in the Golden State is now $8 an hour, 75 cents more than the federal minimum of $7.25. Gloria’s proposed increases coincide with increases to the minimum wage that California has already set. Next month, all Californians will be paid at least $9 an hour. This will increase to $1o an hour by January 2016. Gloria’s proposal would bump San Diego’s minimum wage a bit higher than wages in the rest of the state. The proposal also allows minimum wage workers to acquire sick days. Seattle City Council recently passed a minimum wage hike that increased hourly rates to $15 an hour. This increase comes with a few exceptions, unlike Gloria’s proposal.
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