SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Starting Friday, San Francisco will join the city of Oakland in having the highest minimum wage in the nation as it increases its minimum wage from $11.05 to $12.25.
Affecting more than 142,000 workers, the pay hike is the first in a set of increases that will see the minimum wage rise to $15 per hour by 2018, according to officials from the Service Employees International Union 1021.
The increase comes after Oakland increased its minimum wage on March 2.
On April 15, fast-food workers and other low-wage workers drew national attention as they held protests across the country, including in the Bay Area, to demand higher wages.
“Fast food workers have been an incredible inspiration in the fight for $15,” said Alysabeth Alexander, SEIU 1021’s Vice President of Politics.
“They have sparked a mass movement on behalf of all the low-wage workers in…
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