The law “gives hardworking fast-food workers a stronger voice and seat at the table,” Governor Newsom said.
Activists are pushing to end policies that allow employers to pay some workers less than the $7.25 federal minimum wage.
Progressives are urging Democrats to raise the pay floor as inflation continues to diminish workers’ purchasing power.
Every day of inaction from Congress extends the longest period in history without a federal minimum wage raise.
The rules would also prevent app companies from punishing workers based on their hours or which jobs they accept.
Proponents of the Living Wage Act announced that they’ve gathered over 1 million signatures to qualify for the ballot.
Though Starbucks claims to be progressive, most of its workers make less than a living wage in most states.
Wall Street bonuses have surged over 1,700 percent of what they were in 1985.
Ending the subminimum wage for tipped workers would help alleviate poverty and advance racial and economic justice.
Eight Southern states have minimum wages equal to the current federal minimum of $7.25.