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For years, people have complained that minimum wage doesn't provide people in most states any chance to live a decent life.
Finally, the politicians in New York and California have answered the cries of the people, as each signed legislation Monday that will push the minimum wage in those states to $15 per hour.
“This is about economic justice,” Brown said at a ceremony in Los Angeles. “This is an important day. It’s not the end of the struggle but it’s a very important step forward.”
Under a deal reached with state lawmakers last week, the state minimum wage will rise to $10.50 on Jan. 1 for businesses with 26 or more employees. Annual hikes will result in a minimum of $15 per hour in January 2022. Smaller businesses would have until the end of 2022 to comply.
For years, companies have underpaid raked in huge paydays by underpaying employees who endure long work shifts in an attempt to make ends meet.
Score one for the little guys!
YESSS finally.
@MasonBurt according to this study it wouldn't be that dramatic: though prices would go up a bit. They did acknowledge though that with the increase in pay turnover might decrease, which would mean the company would be spending way less on training and mistakes that new staff make. Having been a manager in the service industry before, that was a HUGE chunk of our costs (way more than paper good and food), I'm talking hundreds of dollars over budget a DAY sometimes.
that's not all good prices go up everywhere in the state so company's can pay there employees 15 an hour so we're a loaf of bread might be 5 dollars now it 20 dollars or something like that, I'm not quite sure on the exact change
This is pretty good news. I think people really underestimate just got difficult minimum wage jobs can be. Especially retail and food service. It's physically exhausting, emotionally draining, and super dangerous! A lot of the people I worked with had serious scars on their arms from cuts and burns. It might end up sucking for the smaller businesses though- they won't be able to keep talented people working for them if they're paying less than the minimum wage. Then again, if they can't afford to pay their employees they shouldn't be in business.
I'm sorry to say this but this is just sad people that work at McDonalds and any where else that relates in a quick shop or restaurant in those states with that minimum wage has no motivation to work. I work at a concrete plant and I get paid $15 an hour and I work my body way beyond its limit plus i work long hours while at it. Please will you people get off your couch and work.