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L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers
L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers

Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers — one of the highest minimum-wage requirements in the country. The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the higher wage on large hotels, delivering a huge victory to a coalition that included organized labor, more than a dozen neighborhood councils and the ACLU of Southern California. Lawmakers cast their vote despite warnings from business advocates, who said the measure would trigger job losses at hotels stretching from Harbor Gateway to the San Fernando Valley. Kent Wong, director of the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, predicted that other cities would...

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