We've had several people inquire about the "new" minimum wage rates for 2009. There is no increase going into effect in 2009. The minimum wage was increased from $6.75 to $7.50 on January 1, 2007, and from $7.50 to $8.00 on January 1, 2008. There were bills that would have thereafter tied the minimum wage to a cost of living index, including a bipartisan bill that passed, but which the governor vetoed (AB 48). So, no change.
Now we're off to the Rose Bowl, where we're hoping to also see no change from the last year. Fight On!