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Long Beach Adopts $25 Minimum Wage for Private Healthcare Workers

The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously Aug. 2 to boost the city’s minimum wage for health care workers from $15 to $25 per hour—a 67 percent increase.
The new policy applies to workers from private health care facilities including clinicians, certified nursing assistants, janitors, technicians, and laundry workers.
This is “[a] historic and important step forward for these heroes. When this legislation hits my desk, I’ll sign it into law,” Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia wrote on Twitter.
The new wage will take effect a month after Garcia’s signature.
According to city officials, facilities that are subject to the change include privately-owned hospitals, clinics, acute psychiatric hospitals, dialysis clinics, and psychiatric health facilities, as well as integrated health systems—in which doctors, hospitals, and facilities are organized under one company….

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