Rep. Nancy Pelosi praises California for passing skimpy yet historic minimum wage hike

Fast food workers went on strike at least twice this summer to demand higher wages. A group called Fast Food Forward organized a walkout in July in seven cities, and another strike on August 29 made national headlines as workers demanded a minimum wage of $15 an hour. California took a step toward making that dream a reality today by passing a bill to raise the minimum wage to an “historic” $10 an hour by 2016.

Workers who can’t raise their families on a measly $8 an hour, California’s current minimum wage, will have to wait until 2016 to make just two-thirds of that living wage they’ve demanded … assuming they still have employers by then. Sounds pretty stingy, but at least it’s a step.

Look on the bright side, struggling business owners:

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