Skip to comments.Jerry Brown signs $15 minimum wage in California
Posted on 04/04/2016 11:37:19 AM PDT by EagleUSA
Gov. Jerry Brown, casting a living wage as a moral imperative while questioning its economic rationale, signed legislation Monday raising Californias mandatory minimum to $15 an hour by 2022, acting within hours of a similar bill signing in New York.
The bills enactment comes one week after Brown, Democratic lawmakers and labor leaders announced an agreement on the wage increase, averting a brawl on the November ballot.
California political leaders and labor have struck a deal to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next seven years. One excited fast food worker hugged Gov. Jerry Brown at the announcement Monday, March 28, 2016. Video courtesy of The California Channel
In adopting the measure, California joined New York as the first states in the nation to enact a plan to raise their statewide minimums to $15. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed his states legislation and was cheered by labor unions at a rally moments before Brown spoke in California.
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The minimum wage is zero when your job disappears. Democrats can’t grasp the concept.
In six years they will want $25.00 an hour. And on and on and on.
This has SEIU fingerprints all over it.
And applaud, for this is a neighboring hostile communist foreign nation.
So, one employee gets a raise and three get fired. Forward thinking, for sure.
Bad, bad times.
I know for a fact that a national corporation with production facilities in 30 of the 50 states will be moving any job out of California where the employee is currently making under $15.00/hour, and ASAP.
“This has SEIU fingerprints all over it”
No shite Sherlock. This new minimum wage is indexed to inflation and many union contracts are indexed to the minimum wage. Minimum wage pushes up inflation which pushes up minimum wage. Rinse and repeat.
College students might consider a degree in robotics.
There’s NO WAY what happens in Los Angeles influences the way things go all over the country....
Being self employed I was always hoping that someday California might come to her senses and I could move back. It really is a beautiful state. Especially where I grew up (South Lake Tahoe).
I don’t see California changing her ways in my lifetime.
Thank goodness we have a Federal Reserve and unbacked, fiat currency, that can create all kinds of debt for both the government to support all these unemployed people and social-engineering schemes, and massive consumer debt for people to live off of.
Aren’t we lucky?
2022? What’s the matter with 2016?
This will get good. If any of you have ever been to Needles CA it is funny.
Virtually nothing left there as far as private business. As soon as you cross the bridge over the CO River into AZ-businesses EVERYWHERE. And many are new.
“Brown, traveling to the states largest media market to sign the landmark bill, remained hesitant about the economic effect of raising the minimum wage, saying, Economically, minimum wages may not make sense.
But he said work is not just an economic equation, calling labor part of living in a moral community.
Morally and socially and politically, they (minimum wages) make every sense because it binds the community together and makes sure that parents can take care of their kids in a much more satisfactory way, Brown said.”
“... I was always hoping that someday California might come to her senses and I could move back.”
I gave up that hope when I moved out in 2001.
Next we need a minimum-profit law for employers.
The minimum wage is zero when your job disappears. Democrats cant grasp the concept.
If I were this person's manager I would fire them as soon as the first step increase occurred and let them know that it was due to rising labor costs.
“2022? Whats the matter with 2016?”
Politicians like to make sure the effects of their policies aren’t felt until they are safely out of office.
They don't call him "Moonbeam" for nothing.
"Just one word..."
I just bet a friend of mine a steak dinner that by the end of the year there will be 2 things working their way through the California legislature.
A bill the would outlaw corporate downsizing due to mandatory wage increases. if you had X number of workers before the wage increase you you had to keep head count for 2 or 3 years.
A bill that outlaws moving a business out of state and taking assets with you. Businesses moving out must sell all assets and pay painful taxes before moving out of California.
Anybody think I might win that bet?
Stated more correctly, Jerry Brown signed a bill to eliminate all jobs in California that pay less than $15 per hour.
The minimum wages binds the galaxy together...., Brown said.
They can pass it all they want, but there’s no way it would be Constitutional.
It is a good time to be a kiosk salesman.
Dear CA employers.
We have cheaper wages in Virginia. Just sayin’.
One employee can to the job of four? Sounds like a management issue not a minimum wage issue.
Your bet sounds like something out of “Atlas Shrugged”.
“2022? Whats the matter with 2016?”
You got to turn up that heat slowly when cooking frogs, or they jump out.
I have a gnome in CA, that is conservative and we have talked about how hard they have made it for small businesses, of which he is an owner of. He has always been optimistic. However, the other day one small company who’s technologies we follow, published that one part of the business is moving to a neighboring State with the hint it was to support a client that uses their product ( ya right, and I am the tooth fairy ). My gnome and I saw through it and noted, something to the effect, “CA sucks man, nobody is going to want to be here w/ the $15 / hr minimum.” Sort of hinting that is one reason why he thought the firm we follow are moving.
They don’t even have to pass it. I just bet him that they would be talking about it in the legislature. Screaming like stuck pigs about the evil businesses that are laying off people or leaving the state.
Liberals will do whatever they can get away with to stop either or both of those.
There, I added the full context.
The Democrats are just getting rid of the rif-raf.
Democrats love to pull this.
By 2022, we may have a Republican President, whom the Dems will blame for the economic disaster this will create.
They've been doing this for a long time.
You economists and free thinking people need to just relax. Its just money.
And it feels good.
I wonder how many legal people actually only earn minimum wage in California. Outside of fast food and hospitality, it can’t be much.
Wait till the long haired hippee freaks have to pay $12 for a Big Mac when the munchies kick in...
Democrat voters are just too stupid to figure that out - otherwise they wouldn't be democrats. Hawaii is a case in point. In the early 90's one of the largest sugar plantations still left on the big island told its workers that they couldn't stay open unless everyone (including management) took a pay cur. They opened their books to anyone who wanted to see. Predictably the worked voted NOT to accept a pay cut and predictably the plant/plantation shut down and went out of business. There hasn't been a large business in the area since. They are content to suck up welfare and do nothing. About fifteen years ago a consortium of Japanese businesses tried to put together a hotel/resort development project in that area. The locals successfully blocked it preferring their unemployed status to having development in their area. Natural born democrats
I guess Brown is saying we morally need to raise the wages of the people working so that they can provide for the people made unemployed by the minimum wage increase?
You’d be surprised. There could be 10 million illegals here alone in Ca. You step over 1 every 3 feet here. And most are earning the min.
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