Los Angeles Adopts Minimum Wage Increase

Los Angeles Adopts Minimum Wage Increase

In a historic vote, the Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to raise the City’s minimum wage incrementally to $15 per hour by 2020. Los Angeles is the largest City in the nation to take such action in an effort to assist the working poor in a City that is growing increasingly expensive to live in.

As a member of the City’s Economic Development Committee chaired by Councilmember Curren Price, Councilmember Huizar voted to support the plan, which will give a raise to hundreds of thousands of hard-working, low-wage Angelenos. The Council also voted to refer certain items back to committee for further discussion, including paid-time off, restaurant service charges and timelines for transitional workers. The City Attorney is preparing an ordinance, which will be presented to the City Council in the coming weeks.

Los Angeles Adopts Minimum Wage Increase

In a historic vote, the Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to raise the City’s minimum wage incrementally to $15 per hour by 2020. Los Angeles is the largest City in the nation to take such action in an effort to assist the working poor in a City that is growing increasingly expensive to live in.

As a member of the City’s Economic Development Committee chaired by Councilmember Curren Price, Councilmember Huizar voted to support the plan, which will give a raise to hundreds of thousands of hard-working, low-wage Angelenos. The Council also voted to refer certain items back to committee for further discussion, including paid-time off, restaurant service charges and timelines for transitional workers. The City Attorney is preparing an ordinance, which will be presented to the City Council in the coming weeks.

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