Jul 30, 2014 11:14 AM by News Staff
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors have voted in favor of placing a measure on the November ballot that would raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the supervisors voted unanimously and without comment in favor of the move on Tuesday.
The city's current minimum wage is $10.74. The measure would increase it gradually over the next several years until it reached $15 an hour in 2018.
The mayor, city supervisors and business and labor leaders announced last month that they had reached a deal on the measure. As part of the deal, labor activists who were pursuing their own $15 minimum wage ballot measure agreed to drop their effort.
They wanted the increase to take effect one year earlier, in 2017.
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