Officials say San Francisco will become the first major U.S. city to increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour Sunday under a ballot measure approved by voters in 2014.
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City Administrator Naomi Kelly says it will be the first to hit the milestone for all workers. But it won't be the last. California lawmakers approved a plan two years ago to increase the state's $10 minimum to $15 by 2022.
A much smaller San Francisco Bay Area city, Emeryville, also will increase its minimum wage for smaller employers to $15 on Sunday. Larger employers have had to pay workers a little over $15 since last July.
Larger employers in Seattle pay workers at least $15 an hour.
Advocates have been urging a $15 minimum, saying workers need a "living wage" to survive.