San Jose city council votes to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019

This image shows protesters pushing for a minimum wage increase in San Jose, Calif. on November 15, 2016. (KGO-TV)

Thousands of the lowest paid workers in the South Bay will get a 50 percent pay raise.

The San Jose city council approved a gradual minimum wage hike to $15 an hour by the year 2019.

The current minimum wage is $10.30. On July 1 it will increase to $12 an hour.
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