Los Angeles City Council Votes To Raise Minimum Wage To $15/Hour By 2020
By an overwhelming majority vote, the Los Angeles city council today chose to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2020. It is possibly the biggest victory for the "Fight For $15" movement to date, which has seen success in other cities like San Francisco and Oakland.
I have written many posts about how I am in favor of raising the minimum wage. So I am happy this is happening in my hometown. However, I am a little concerned about the fact that exemptions for smaller businesses and non-profits were not included. At least thus far. Although it is worth pointing out that small businesses have a longer time to adjust to the wage increases.
I think as more and more cities see wages go up, the movement will see more and more success across the nation. So far, so good. The minimum wage is long overdue for a raise.
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