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Fight for 15 Scores Big Victories in California and New York City

HeadlineApr 01, 2016

An in a historic victory for the “Fight for 15” campaign, both the state of California and New York City are poised to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the coming years. On Thursday, the California Legislature voted to raise the minimum wage incrementally each year until it reaches $15 an hour by 2022. Governor Jerry Brown says he plans to sign the legislation on Monday. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he has reached a budget deal that will hike the minimum wage in New York City to $15 by the end of 2018. In regions of upstate New York, the minimum wage will be raised to $12.50.

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