San Francisco approves $15-an-hour minimum wage

Nov 5, 2014 1:23 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco voters have approved a measure raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

With all precincts reporting on Wednesday, the ballot measure had support from roughly three-quarters of voters. It needed a simple majority to win.

The San Francisco measure - similar to one in Seattle - would raise the minimum wage gradually to $12.25 in 2015, $13 the next year, $14 the year after that and then $15 in 2018.

The minimum wage in San Francisco is currently $10.74 an hour.

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