California’s minimum wage could rise as high as $18 per hour by 2025 for some workers if a ballot measure is approved by voters this November.
The minimum wage in Los Angeles is already set to rise from $15 to $16.04 on Friday, but Joe Sanberg, chief advocate of the Living Wage Act of 2022, said that’s not enough.
If approved by the voters on Nov. 8, the new minimum wage would put an extra $6,000 in many Californians’ pockets, Sanberg said. “That’s the difference between families being able to provide meals for their kids … It’s personal to me. My mom raised me by herself, I saw her working many jobs and she still couldn’t make ends meet,” he said.