Governor Edmund Brown will join business owners, legislators and dozens of working Californians tomorrow in Los Angeles and Oakland to sign AB 10 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), which will raise the minimum wage in California from $8.00 per hour to $10.00 per hour.
AB 10 will raise California’s minimum wage in two one-dollar increments, from $8 per hour today to $9 per hour, effective July 1, 2014 and from $9 per hour to $10 per hour, effective January 1, 2016.
Specifically, AB 10 will amend Section 1182.12 of the Labor Code is amended to read:
Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, on and after July 1, 2014, the minimum wage for all industries shall be not less than nine dollars ($9) per hour, and on and after January 1, 2016, the minimum wage for all industries shall be not less than ten dollars ($10) per hour.
Oh dear. Angels fans be wary! The workers who sell hot dogs and beer at Angel Stadium may strike. If you’re like me, you can’t go to an Angel game an not get a beer and a hot dog. A typical food-service cashier at Angel Stadium makes $12.88 an hour. Apparently, similar jobs pay more in other stadiums. More than 500 workers have authorized union leaders to call for a strike if contract negotiations remain stagnant. Read the full article here.
Food workers say that they are frustrated by a wage freeze and health-care takeaways suggested by concessionaire Aramark, which handles food and beverage sales at the stadium.
Angel’s owner Arte Moreno needs to fix this fast.
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