Capitol Weekly: California’s minimum wage rises to $15 per hour

By Seth Sandronsky
Capitol Weekly, Dec 27, 2021

Minimum-wage workers in the Golden State will get an hourly pay raise in the new year. ...

There is business support for a higher minimum wage. Karter Louis is CEO of Soul Slice Pizza in Oakland. “For too long, the restaurant industry has put employees last,” he said in an email, “a low-wage model that has proven short-sighted and unsustainable.” ...

Louis, who is a member of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, continues. “If restaurant owners want to thrive, they need to start by investing in their employees. At Soul Slice, we know that happy employees make for happy customers. Raising the minimum wage is good economic policy and good business.” ...

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