Cities in California have been amongst the most active in promoting the Fight for $15 movement, with many going ahead and initiating city-wide raises. Others are looking into implementing a wage hike, but are hesitant to make the move as support is still quite divided.
Most cities that have yet to make a decision are hoping to have the problem resolved at the state level. California has two separate $15 minimum wage proposals on the ballot in February (both submitted by SEIU locals). Ara Najarian, Mayor of Glendale, said “I hope there’s some action statewide…It would really take the pressure off us as a city.”