The Campbell City Council will be making their final vote on the minimum wage increase at the October City Council meetings. The foregone conclusion is that the City Council will join San Jose and other cities within the County in applying the $15 minimum wage to all employers.
You may remember that the State of California is already raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2022. It is a phase-in program of raising the wage to $10.50 next year, then $11.00 in 2018 and a dollar every year until it reaches $15 in 2022. Also, we can’t forget the inflation factor that is applied every year thereafter of 3.5% (that’s at least a 50 cent increase every year). Evidently this is not fast enough for the City, therefore, they want to jumpstart a quicker increase to $15 prior to 2020. Read more!