[This post has been corrected.] This week, California and New York passed landmark bills that would increase the states’ minimum wages to $15 an hour. Hillary Clinton joined New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday to celebrate the win—despite advocating for only a $12 minimum wage at the national level since at least October.
California lawmakers, working in tandem with labor unions, struck a deal to raise the statewide minimum—at first, to $10.50, with gradual increases to $15. The deal allowed lawmakers to avoid bringing the wage increase issue to a ballot, a vote which polls suggest California voters would overwhelmingly support.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 to raise of the city’s minimum wage, which will increase from $9 an hour to $15 an hour by 2020, The Washington Post reports. Similar legislation has recently passed in places like Seattle and San Francisco, but Los Angeles will be the largest city by far to adopt the $15 per hour base wage.