Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increases in Albuquerque, San Jose, and Long Beach, CA

National Employment Law Project, Nov 7 2012

Albuquerque, San Jose, and Long Beach, CA passed ballot measures November 6 that will raise the minimum wage for workers in those cities. In San Jose, the minimum wage will increase from $8 per hour - the current minimum wage in California - to $10 per hour, and will adjust automatically in future years to keep pace with the rising cost of living. Albuquerque’s citywide minimum wage will rise from $7.50 to $8.50 per hour in January 2013, and will automatically adjust in future years with inflation. The Long Beach ballot measure raises the minimum wage for hotel workers to $13 per hour and guarantees hotel workers five paid sick days per year.

For more information on these ballot measures and their impact please see this release from the National Employment Law Project.