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San Francisco leaders put $15 minimum wage on ballot

  • (WWW.SHUTTERSTOCK.COM)

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco supervisors have voted in favor of placing a measure on the November ballot that would raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/WN9eCI) that the supervisors voted unanimously and without comment in favor of the move on Tuesday.

The city's current minimum wage is $10.74. The measure would increase it gradually over the next several years until it reached $15 an hour in 2018.

The mayor, city supervisors and business and labor leaders announced last month that they had reached a deal on the measure. As part of the deal, labor activists who were pursuing their own $15 minimum wage ballot measure agreed to drop their effort.

They wanted the increase to take effect one year earlier, in 2017.

Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com


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