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Garcetti calls for $13.25 minimum wage by 2017
Garcetti calls for $13.25 minimum wage by 2017

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday launched an ambitious campaign to impose a $13.25-an-hour minimum wage requirement for all workers in Los Angeles by 2017, calling it the "largest anti-poverty program in the city's history." The most far-reaching initiative of the 14-month-old Garcetti administration would increase incomes for an estimated 567,000 workers by an average of $3,200, or 21%, a year, according to an analysis commissioned by the mayor's office and conducted by researchers from UC Berkeley. The proposal, presented at a Labor Day celebration at a South Los Angeles park, immediately drew criticism from some business leaders, who said it would lead to layoffs,...

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