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  • Members of the audience cheer as they listen to speakers at a union rally for higher minimum wages in New York, January 4, 2016.

    Members of the audience cheer as they listen to speakers at a union rally for higher minimum wages in New York, January 4, 2016. | Photo: Reuters

Governor Jerry Brown has indicated he will sign a recently approved bill that will raise the minimum wage to US$15 an hour.

The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment is celebrating the approval of a bill by the state legislature that will see the minimum wage in California increase to US$15 an hour in 2022.

The bill was passed Thursday and Governor Jerry Brown has indicated he will sign it into law once it reaches his desk. 

In addition to gradually increasing the minimum wage, the bill also ties it to the cost of living. 

The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment conceded that there was still more work to do. 

“We can’t rest here.  The fight for Worker Justice is only just beginning. Now we need to make sure the new minimum wage is faithfully implemented, that workers are given fair and predictable schedules, and that workers are protected from wage theft,” read a press release by the group.

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