Labor Asks for a Pass on LA's New Minimum Wage?

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After eight months of often contentious negotiations, last week LA labor unions helped push through a plan to increase the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. Now they seem to have pulled an about-face on the position that everyone deserves a living wage. They're asking that businesses with unionized work forces be exempt. Why? How might it affect the final draft of the city's new minimum wage ordinance?


Dakota Smith - LA Times - @dakotacdsmith, Margo Feinberg - Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers, Ruben Gonzalez - LA Area Chamber of Commerce - @rubzg3, Mike Bonin - Los Angeles City Council, 11th district - @mikebonin

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