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June 22, 2024, 7:51 PM UTC

California Health Worker Minimum Wage Delayed in Budget Deal

Andrew Oxford
Andrew Oxford

A new minimum wage for California health care workers will be delayed until at least Oct. 15 under an agreement between state legislators and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The deal announced Saturday will tie implementation of the minimum wage to the state’s finances. The wage rate had been set to take effect on July 1.

The wage law’s passage last year was a major victory for California labor unions, but Newsom raised concerns about the measure’s cost for the state government as his administration grapples with a deficit.

Under the agreement, the minimum wage would take effect Oct. 15 ...

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