Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

LAT: Schwarzenegger, Legislators Strike Deal to Raise CA Minimum Wage

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:47 PM
Original message
LAT: Schwarzenegger, Legislators Strike Deal to Raise CA Minimum Wage
Gov., Lawmakers Strike Deal to Raise Minimum Wage
By Marc Lifsher, Times Staff Writer
August 21, 2006

SACRAMENTO -- More than 1 million California minimum-wage workers will get their pay raised by almost 20% over the next year and a half, thanks to an agreement announced Monday between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic leaders in the Legislature.

The hike, the first since early 2004, will lift the state minimum wage to $8 an hour from $6.75. Workers will get the first 75-cent increment on Jan. 1 and another 50 cents on Jan. 1, 2008....

***

The jump to $7.50 on New Year's Day will make California's minimum wage the nation's fourth highest, trailing the states of Washington, Oregon and Connecticut, according to the California Federation of Labor. The federal minimum wage is $5.15 an hour.

"It's a long time coming, and frankly, the reason it's coming is because this is a political year," said Art Pulaski, secretary-treasurer of the labor federation.

He said Schwarzenegger, running for re-election in November, has twice before vetoed similar bills, but changed his mind this year as part of a election-year move toward the political center....

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/cal/la-fi-wa...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:52 PM
Response to Original message
1. Fuck Schwarzenazi
It should be obvious that this is nothing more than a political stunt to save his ass. The fact that he's already vetoed two minimum wage hikes should be proof enough.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Aug 02nd 2014, 03:58 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC