California workers to rally for minimum wage increase
By Bernice Yeung
California workers in Inglewood and Sacramento will join labor advocates across the country at rallies today to support forthcoming legislation by U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., that would increase the federal minimum wage by $2.55 per hour.
Under Miller’s proposal, the minimum wage would jump from $7.25 to $9.80 per hour over three years, and wages would then subsequently be adjusted for inflation each year. The federal minimum wage last was raised in 2007 from $5.15 per hour.