School officials back minimum wage hike

School officials back minimum wage hike

sdusd sign SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education tonight threw its unanimous backing behind a proposal to ask voters in November to raise the minimum wage and require five paid sick days for all people working in San Diego.

The minimum wage in California is $8 per hour. The state plans an increase to $9 an hour in July and $10 an hour in 2016.

Several San Diego City Council began a push last month to get a measure on the ballot that would increase the minimum wage in the city ahead of the planned state hikes.

On Monday, City Council’s Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee gave Council President Todd Gloria and the City Attorney’s Office the go ahead to draft a ballot measure that would mandate a “meaningful” increase to the minimum wage.

If ultimately approved, the increase could be phased in to give…

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