(AP) California legislators and labor unions have reached a tentative agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said, a move that would make for the largest statewide minimum in the nation by far.
The Los Angeles Times, which first reported the deal, said the wage would rise to $10.50 in 2017, to $11 an hour in 2018, and one dollar per year to take it to $15 by 2022. Businesses with fewer than 25 employees would have an extra year to comply.
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Dave Regan, President of SEIU United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), a union that represents more than 150,000 healthcare workers in California; vice president national Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Jake Mangas, president/CEO of Redding Chamber of Commerce
Bill DuBois, member of the governmental affairs committee for the El Centro Chamber of Commerce and a former president of the El Centro Chamber