After opposing coalitions both gathered enough signatures to place the issue on the ballot, the Long Beach City Council voted Tuesday to put the wage hike before voters in 2024.
The $25 minimum wage will now be paused until voters weigh in, but because there are no local or regional elections in the immediate future, the vote will likely be pushed to 2024.
The Long Beach City Council in August adopted a $25 minimum wage for health care workers, but a coalition of hospitals have turned in more than 40,000 signatures for a referendum on the wage increase, which could pause the implementation until March 2024.
The unanimous vote by the Long Beach City Council will raise the minimum wage for health care workers in the city to $25 per hour, pending final approval next week.
The Long Beach City Council is considering raising the minimum wage for health care workers to $25 an hour or passing that decision along to voters.
Californians still won’t get a chance to vote on a minimum wage hike this November, after a judge ruled late Friday that the campaign was at fault for missing a key deadline to get the measure on the ballot.
California’s minimum wage will jump to $15.50 per hour next year, an increase triggered by soaring inflation that will benefit about 3 million workers.
When it comes to the city’s minimum wage ordinance it turns out the “Long Beach Way” will look very much like the State of California’s way, after a unanimous vote by the city council last night to align the city’s wage raise schedule with the bill signed into law by the governor earlier this year.
In yet another delay in the process of hammering out the minimum wage ordinance in Long Beach, the city council voted last night to delay discussion on a recently revised draft until a full council was present to discuss the matter.
In what’s being touted as an historic move by the California State Assembly and Senate, the legislative bodies moved quickly today to approve a measure that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, the highest of any in the country by over four dollars.