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!