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Fast-food workers strike to raise the minimum wage.

Los Angeles and the minimum wage

California’s minimum wage shot up to  $9 an hour on July 1. On Jan. 1, 2016 that wage will be going up to $10 an hour. Before tips. Mayor Eric Garcetti knows that isn’t enough to live on, and has proposed raising the minimum to $13.25 in the city of Los Angeles. Not immediately: three years from now. September saw a victory for hotel workers. Hotels in the city of Los Angeles that have 300 or more rooms must pay a minimum wage of  $15.37 an…

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