San Jose City Council to consider higher minimum wage on Tuesday

From Contra Costa Times:

It may have started as an attempt to help the common worker, those making minimum wage in high-priced Silicon Valley. But if San Jose agrees to raise the hourly minimum wage in the city, the majority of businesses who employ minimum-wage workers say they’ll have to cut employee hours or lay off workers and raise prices.

The polarizing debate is expected to come to a head at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, where labor unions want council members to approve raising the minimum wage from $8 to $10, but the mayor wants residents to decide on Election Day in November.

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