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San Francisco Could Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

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    While Congress is fighting over increasing the minimum wage to $10, one Bay Area city might raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

    Labor activists in San Francisco are pushing to raise the city's minimum wage to $15.

    Richmond Approves New Minimum Wage

    [BAY] Richmond Approves New Minimum Wage
    Minimum wage significantly increased in Richmond after the city council approved a proposal to increase local wages. Monte Francis reports.
    (Published Tuesday, March 18, 2014)

    They plan to to file the paperwork Monday, which would put the proposal on the ballot in November.

    A recent poll showed about 60 percent of voters support the proposal. If it passes, San Francisco would have the highest minimum wage in the country.

    Right now, the minimum wage is $10.74 in San Francisco.