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L.A. labor leaders agree to delay minimum wage exemption for unions
L.A. labor leaders agree to delay minimum wage exemption for unions

A union official said Thursday night that two prominent Los Angeles labor groups would not oppose the passage of a citywide minimum wage increase that omits an exemption for unionized businesses. Rusty Hicks, head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and a leader of the Raise the Wage Coalition, has been at the center of last-minute debates over the final language of the wage-hike plan the L.A. City Council approved last week. If given final approval as expected, the ordinance would raise the minimum hourly wage to $15 by 2020. This week, Hicks argued for an addition to the legislation -- which can still be changed pending final approval by the council and Mayor Eric Garcetti --...

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