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Cali. minimum wage hike will impact 440,000 healthcare workers
Modern Healthcare

California Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign legislation as soon as Friday that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, increasing pay for more than 440,000 healthcare workers in the state. The proposed hike, which passed the General Assembly Thursday, will impact 5.6 million California workers, 8% of which are part of the healthcare industry, according to a UC Berkeley Labor Center report. Public support for the bill quickly swept California after the SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West union filed a $15 minimum wage ballot initiative in April 2015, and generated more than 600,000 signatures in support.