Voters to decide whether to increase San Francisco's minimum wage

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
San Francisco voters will get to decide whether to increase the city's minimum wage.

On Tuesday, Mayor Ed Lee and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors announced they have agreed on a ballot measure for the November ballot.

It would raise the minimum wage in the city from $11 an hour to $12.25 per hour by May of next year.

"They're going to see a pay increase that equals $240 a month for a full-time worker. That's $200. The means a difference between making rent and not making rent. Buying groceries, paying for health care expenditures. It is very real money," Coalition for a Fair Economy spokesperson Shaw-san Liu said.

The minimum wage would continue to go up every summer until it reaches $15 an hour by July of 2018.

That's $9,000 more per year for a worker making today's minimum wage.
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