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Thursday, April 9, 2015
The Nation Moves Toward $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage: Emeryville Leads the Way
Emeryville Leads the Nation Toward
$15 Per Hour Minimum Wage
The Emeryville City Council, by lifting the minimum wage to $14.42 per hour for big business employees on July 1st and $12.25 for small business with yearly wage increases for both meeting at $15 per hour in 2019 as they directed City Hall to do on Tuesday, is leading the way for the nation as a whole. Emeryville will be seen as the example for other cities in the Bay Area and beyond.
Cal Berkeley professor Robert Reich tells us why this is important: