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L.A. lawmakers could vote next week on wage boost for hotel workers
L.A. lawmakers could vote next week on wage boost for hotel workers

Los Angeles lawmakers could vote as soon as Wednesday to boost the minimum wage for workers at big hotels to $15.37 -- well above the minimum that Mayor Eric Garcetti is championing for workers citywide. Labor groups have rallied behind the plan to ramp up the minimum wage for hotel workers, saying it could pull families out of poverty and inject more spending into the local economy.  Several council members have championed the idea, including Councilman Curren Price, who said Los Angeles would set the example for the nation as "a progressive leader." Critics from business groups counter that hotels could be forced to cut jobs if the plan passes. They argue that it...

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