Minimum Wage Laws and Proposals for Major U.S. Cities

Jurisdiction Wage Indexing Legislation or Initiative Year Status Impact: Workers / Workforce %

Existing Major City Minimum Wage Laws
San Francisco (CA) $15.00 (2018) Yes I 2003; 2014 APPROVED BY THE VOTERS 142,000 / 23%
Seattle (WA) $15.00 (2018-2021) Yes L 2014 PASSED INTO LAW 102,000 / 21%
Los Angeles (CA) (hotels) $15.37 (2015-2016) Yes L 2014 PASSED INTO LAW not available
Chicago (IL) $13.00 (2019) Yes L 2014 PASSED INTO LAW 379,000 / 28%
Oakland (CA) $12.25 (2015) Yes I 2014 APPROVED BY THE VOTERS 44,000 / 28%
Washington (DC) $11.50 (2016) Yes L 1992; 2004; 2013 PASSED INTO LAW not available
Current Proposals
New York (NY) $15.00 (2019) $11.50 (2015) Yes L Mayor de Blaio has proposed $15.00 Gov. Cuomo has proposed $11.50 1.25 million / 37%
Washington (DC) $15.00 Yes I Proposed ballot initiative filed for Nov. 2016 election not available
Los Angeles (CA) $15.25 (2019)$13.25 (2017) Yes L Mayor Garcetti has proposed $13.25Campaign is calling for $15.25 by 2019 567,000 / 37%
San Diego (CA) $11.50 (2017) Yes I 2016 City council passed ordinance in 2014 and opponents gathered signatures to force referendum vote in 2016 193,000 / 26.2%

Last updated: 4-27-2015

 

 


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