California may get $15 minimum wage under new deal

In this July 21, 2015, file photo, workers hold a rally in Los Angeles in support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' proposed minimum wage ordinance. On March 26, California legislators and labor unions reached an agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour.
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In this July 21, 2015, file photo, workers hold a rally in Los Angeles in support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' proposed minimum wage ordinance. On March 26, California legislators and labor unions reached an agreement that will take the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour.

Credit: Nick Ut

Credit: Nick Ut

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California eventually may have the highest minimum wage in the nation.

According to The Associated Press, lawmakers and labor unions have tentatively agreed on a deal that would raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The Los Angeles Times reports that, if approved, the minimum wage would gradually increase from $10 now to $10.50 in 2017 and $11 in 2018. After that, the wage would be hiked a dollar per year until 2022.

Under the deal, the proposal would become part of a minimum-wage bill that state legislators would vote on. If approved, it would not need to go to ballot.
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