Supporters of a bill to raise California’s minimum wage celebrate outside the state Senate Chamber after the measure was approved by the Senate on March 31, 2016. Senate Bill 3 will gradually raise California’s minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 an hour by 2022. It’s one of four bills labeled “job killers” by the California Chamber of Commerce to make it into law.
Supporters of a bill to raise California’s minimum wage celebrate outside the state Senate Chamber after the measure was approved by the Senate on March 31, 2016. Senate Bill 3 will gradually raise California’s minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 an hour by 2022. It’s one of four bills labeled “job killers” by the California Chamber of Commerce to make it into law. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
Supporters of a bill to raise California’s minimum wage celebrate outside the state Senate Chamber after the measure was approved by the Senate on March 31, 2016. Senate Bill 3 will gradually raise California’s minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 an hour by 2022. It’s one of four bills labeled “job killers” by the California Chamber of Commerce to make it into law. Rich Pedroncelli Associated Press file
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