Here are just some of the minimum wage hikes happening over the next week in America

The long-discussed debate over raising the minimum wage in America has finally seen some sort of result.   The Department of Labour along with numerous states has confirmed that these are just some of the areas across America that will see a spike in their minimum wage come the New Year.

In California:
Cupertino – $12.00
El Cerrito – $12.25
Los Altos – $12.00
Mountain View – $13.00
Oakland – $12.86
Palo Alto – $12.00
Richmond – $12.30
Sacramento – $10.50 (large employers)
San Diego – $11.50
San Mateo – $12.00
San Jose – $10.50
Santa Clara – $11.10
Sunnyvale – $13.00

In District of Columbia:
Washington, D.C. – $12.50 (as of July)

In Iowa:
Johnson County – $10.10
Linn Country – $8.25
Wapello County – $8.20

In Maine:
Portland – $10.68

In New Mexico:
Albuquerque – $8.80
Bernalillo – $8.70
Las Cruces – $9.20

In New York:
New York City – $11.00 (as of 12/31/16)
Long Island and Westchester, NY – $10.00 (as of 12/31/16)

In Washington:
Seattle – $15.00
SeaTac – $15.35
Tacoma – $11.15

Those marked with future dates or (July) are expected to happen next year. Most of New York City will see a minimum wage hike  this week on New Years Eve.   As America continues to grapple with the struggling idea of paying its workers liveable wages, we applaud these moves to finally pay Americans a workable wage.

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