Is the minimum wage increase in Los Angeles enough for workers to live on?

While some complain that a minimum wage increase—now $15 an hour—leads to higher prices and hurts small businesses, advocates say wages are still not enough to offset the rising cost of living in Los Angeles. “The minimum wage in the city of L.A. was falling behind the increases in the cost of living for the city. You have rents […]

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The fight for fifteen continues

A group called Raise the Wage rallied before City Hall in support of a $15 minimum wage. Fast food workers were particularly vocal. “If I had a living wage I’d be able to take care of my family, pay the bills, and put food on the table. Currently I have to choose one.” See the video on Access Sacramento.  

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Battle over minimum wage looms in 2015

Efforts to raise state and federal minimum wages made for a contentious battle in 2014. Supporters say Americans need more to support themselves and their families. Opposers say raising hourly rates will threaten businesses and reduce the number of active employees. What remains to be decided in the year to come? “As wages continue to fall behind living costs, growing frustrations have […]

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