LA Minimum Wage To Increase to $15 by 2020

The Los Angeles City Council on May 19 backed a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. This was an effort led by Councilmember Curren Price Jr. and discussed at our May 2015 meeting.

Lawmakers agreed to draft an ordinance raising the $9-an-hour base wage to $15 by 2020 for as many as 800,000 workers, making L.A. the largest city in the nation to adopt a major minimum-wage hike. Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle already have approved similar increases, and raising the federal minimum wage has moved to the forefront of the Democratic Party’s agenda.

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