Los Angeles votes to raise minimum wage to $15

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council tentatively approved to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move several cities in the country are considering.

Los Angeles is one of several cities across the U.S. are addressing the stagnating pay for workers.

The ordinance would increase the current $9 an hour base wage to $15 by 2020 making Los Angeles the largest city to require the minimum-wage increase, city officials said. San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago have already changed the similar laws.

Read more about the minimum wage increase at Los Angeles Times.

3 comments

  • #1 sign of a failing econmomy!

    This is a wrong way to squeeze money out of a failing economy! If the economy is healthy there is no reason to put the squeeze on employers to pay an unfair starting wage. If the employee does not agree with the wage the employee is not under obligation to maintain employment…They can get choose a job commensurate with their level of skill and qualifications. In the end the price of everything goes up. The tax man wins. The little guy looses. Don’t be fooled!

  • Ron

    Leave it to Mexifornia to further move the State into the economic toilet!!!! More people will be fleeing this pos liberal hell.

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