In other election news, low-paid workers will get raises due to ballot initiatives in three cities.
In Albuquerque, the minimum wage will rise from $7.50 to $8.50 an hour, starting in January, with automatic cost-of-living increases, a move that may affect 40,000 or one-seventh of the city's workers, said the National Employment Law Project, citing a New Mexican study.
San Jose workers will receive $10 an hour, up from California's $8 an hour minimum wage, again with an automatic cost of living increase built in. NELP cites a University of California study that says that 69,000 workers, or 18 percent of the workforce, will benefit.
In Long Beach, the raise applies only to hotel workers, moving them to $13 an hour and guaranteeing them five days of sick pay a year.