Huge numbers of workers in two different industries are poised to see major wins – if two proposals pass the state Legislature, and are signed into law by Gov. Newsom. Almost 1 million workers are likely to see their salaries rise. Half a million are fast food workers, who already receive $15.50/hr, and would see a raise to $20/hr. And 445,000 health care workers, those that do everything that doctors and nurses don’t do – would over the next 10 years see their pay go to $25/hr. The state Assembly also just voted to advance a proposal to give striking workers unemployment benefits, a shift that could eventually apply to Hollywood actors and writers who have been on strike.

Read the full story by Adam Beam for the Associated Press, via ABC News, published 9/11, here:


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