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L.A. mayor: Minimum wage exemption for unionized firms needs study
L.A. mayor: Minimum wage exemption for unionized firms needs study

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that a proposal to exempt some unionized companies from paying a $15-per-hour minimum wage needs further scrutiny, but he stopped short of saying whether he would support or oppose it. In response to questions from reporters, Garcetti emphasized that the proposal backed by labor leaders is not currently part of the landmark minimum wage plan. “I think this bears study … but in the meantime an ordinance that does not include this is moving forward," he said. The pending ordinance comes up for a City Council committee vote Friday. The exemption proposal has triggered an outcry among some business groups. The City...

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