LA Minimum Wage Victory Could Boost Nationwide Effort
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, making LA the largest city to pass the wage increase.By Christian Bryant | May 19, 2015
The national fight for higher minimum wages got a big boost Tuesday as city council members in Los Angeles, the nation's second largest city in the most populous state, voted in favor of a $15 an hour minimum wage. (Video via KTLA)
L.A. City Council members voted 14-1 to lift the minimum wage, in annual increments, from $9 an hour to $15 an hour by 2020. Proponents of the measure say this will help hundreds of thousands of workers in L.A. who live in poverty. (Video via KCAL)
The vote doesn't actually change the law in L.A. just yet, but it does put the measure on track to be signed into law by mayor Eric Garcetti — who actually started the Raise The Wage campaign.