Under AB10, the state’s minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour on July 1, 2014, and then increase to $10 an hour on Jan. 1, 2016.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in downtown Los Angeles, flanked by local carwash employees that will benefit from the wage boost.
Assembly member Luis Alejo represents the 30th District in the California State Assembly, and proudly sent a tweet and picture from the official signing that read, “Governor Brown just signed my minimum wage bill AB10 in Los Angeles in the presence of car wash workers! #Historic”
In a press release he added, “With over 60% of our minimum wage workers 26-years-old or older, we have created a system where we pay workers less but need them to spend more.”
“That causes middle class families to fall down the economic ladder. It’s the reason our middle class is shrinking and the reason we are facing the largest gap between upper- and lower-income Californians in at least 30 years.”