Gov. Schwarzenegger just signed a bill that will raise minimum wage in California to $7.50 effective January 2007 and will rise another $0.50 to $8.00 per hour in 2008. (Source, Source)
So what does this mean for Disneyland CMs? Before the announcement of this minimum wage increase, were any of us really expecting Disney to raise their wages higher than the typical $8.20 for in-park employees? What does this minimum wage increase mean for Cast Members two years from now? Will Disneyland pay wages increase accordingly taking jobs currently paying $8.20/hr up to somewhere around $9.50 or $10/hr? Or will Cast Members have to continue living with $8.20/hr wages, and thus basically living off minimum wage?
What do you think?