What Oakland Can Teach LA About the Minimum Wage

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The Los Angeles City Council is moving forward on a plan to raise the citywide minimum wage to $15 by 2020, up from the current $9 an hour. Labor leaders call it a major step forward for lifting workers out of poverty. But some business leaders – particularly restaurant owners – are pushing back. They want an exemption for workers who earn tips. KCRW's Steve Chiotakis spoke with San Francisco Chronicle reporter Joe Garofoli and LA Times reporter Emily Alpert Reyes.

Credits

Guests:
Joe Garofoli - San Francisco Chronicle - @joegarofoli, Emily Alpert Reyes - Los Angeles Times - @LATimesemily

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producer:
Avishay Artsy