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Los Angeles joins the local movement to raise the minimum wage
Los Angeles joins the local movement to raise the minimum wage

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti marked Labor Day on Monday by proposing a minimum wage increase for workers in LA, to $13.25 an hour by 2017. The city would join a host of municipalities nationwide that have taken matters into their own hands in the face of resolute inaction by Congress. It has long been obvious to all but the most conservative politicians and retrograde business lobbyists that this raise is long overdue. The billionaire investor and philanthropist Eli Broad has signed on, observing in a Labor Day op-ed in The Times that the increased wage "would be a great boost to our local economy. Workers would spend their higher wages on groceries, clothes and other basics for...

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