Long Beach, California – Voters in California will have the opportunity in 2024 to determine whether or not the state’s minimum wage should be raised to $18 per hour.
According to multiple sources, proponents of the initiative have secured a sufficient number of valid signatures to place the proposal on the ballot for the general election that will take place in November 2024.
The proposal calls for raising the state’s minimum wage to $18 per hour by the year 2026.
There is currently a strategy in place for the minimum wage in the state to grow to $15.50 per hour for all workers in 2023.
Joe Sanberg, an entrepreneur and advocate for fighting poverty, is leading the initiative.
According to Sandberg, by voting for the measure of $18 per hour, approximately 5 million Californians will see an additional $6,240 annually.