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Pasadena stays on track to reach $15 minimum wage by 2020

Supporters of raising Pasadena's minimum wage turned out for a Monday vote on the issue at City Hall. (David Wagner/KPCC)
Supporters of raising Pasadena's minimum wage turned out for a Monday vote on the issue at City Hall. (David Wagner/KPCC)
(David Wagner/KPCC)

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Despite pushback from some local business owners, Pasadena's City Council voted on Monday to keep the city's minimum wage higher than the state requires.

The vote means Pasadena employers will be required to pay a $15 minimum wage starting in July, 2020 – a year and a half before the state's minimum wage reaches $15 an hour. 

Read more: Pasadena Workers Get Another Raise In Minimum Wage