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Mayor Garcetti hopes to pass $13.25 minimum wage in L.A. by early 2015
Mayor Garcetti hopes to pass $13.25 minimum wage in L.A. by early 2015

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s motivations for backing a $13.25 minimum wage in Los Angeles are manifold – other localities and President Obama are pushing similar measures, intense poverty levels are stressing city services and lack of spending power is hampering the local economic recovery. But, while meeting with Los Angeles Times editors and reporters Thursday, Garcetti said his interest in the issue stems “first and foremost” from “a moral imperative.” “We’re seeing that more and more companies are moving to the minimum wage as their main workers’ wage, and as a result, that has kind of undermined that promise in America that if you...

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