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Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:50 PM

 

L.A. City Council Votes for $15.37 Min Wage for Workers at Big Hotels

The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the wage requirements on large hotels, handing a major victory to organized labor and a defeat to business groups. Lawmakers said the measure would pull thousands of hotel workers out of poverty, helping them provide for their families.

“We will change lives by increasing what people are making,” said Councilman Paul Koretz.

Councilman Bernard C. Parks spoke against the measure, saying wage initiatives should not be “just for a specific union or industry or business.” He said his South Los Angeles district cannot afford to see more workers lose their jobs.

from KTLA

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Response to antiquie (Original post)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 06:55 PM

1. It's still not enough to live on

but a city giving people a raise like that is a very smart thing to do. It's the only way to lift an economy, fish it out of the toilet and get it growing again.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 07:40 PM

2. You are right!

 

I can't imagine having to live on 15 dollars an hour. Why are we asking so little? I make 41.17 dollars an hour and still don't think I make enough. It is sad what we consider a wage for workers today.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 24, 2014, 10:56 PM

3. I topped out at $39/hour ten years ago

I wasn't living paycheck to paycheck and I was starting to rebuild my savings for the next disaster, which turned out to be legal blindness. (I don't fool around when it comes to disasters)

I was single, though, and had cheap housing I'd bought in 1996 as a hedge to rising rents.

I know work mates who were single with kids at home were struggling, especially if they needed to have paid care for those kids.

Wages were allowed to fall too damned far because billionaires are terrified of inflation. Even though now that I'm retired I'll take a big hit, but things have to reverse.

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