Dispelling the Stereotypes About California’s Low-Wage Workers

Capital & Main | April 12, 2024
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California’s new $20 minimum wage for most fast-food workers provoked plenty of conversation around the state, most of it focused on the economic impact either to franchise owners or the people who buy food there.

Lost in the conversation around those numbers, and what to do about them, is any mention of who actually gets paid these low wages, let alone the millions of Californians who work in other jobs at the statewide minimum of $16. That picture deserves a closer look.

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