Raising Most People’s Wages

Raising Most Wages

*+-Robert Reich: The real job creators are members of America’s vast middle class and the poor, whose purchases cause businesses to expand and invest.

L.A. City Council Passes Landmark Hotel Wage Ordinance

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*+-Joe Rihn: Amid cheers from labor and community supporters, 12 of the 15 Los Angeles City Council members voted Wednesday in favor of an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage for workers in large hotels to $15.37 per hour.

Historic L.A. Wage Vote Tomorrow

Raise LA Vote

*+-Bobbi Murray: On the table: a $15.37 hourly wage for hotel employees at some of the biggest and most lucrative non-unionized hotels in the City of Los Angeles.

More Money, Less Carbon

Better Wages Less Commuting

*+-Walker Foley: People earning less than $25,000 annually made up 34% of car commuters and 48% of carpools in 2013. Not surprisingly, lower wage earners rely more on automobiles to commute further distances to work.

Paid Sick Days Are a Human Right

Paid Sick Days

*+-Melissa Goodman: The ACLU supports the Raise LA campaign because basic economic rights are inextricably intertwined with civil rights and civil liberties. When Californians lack basic economic security – when they are unable to or must struggle to fulfill basic human needs – they cannot fully exercise their civil liberties and civil rights.

Assemblymember Chris Holden, Which Side Are You On?

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*+-Peter Dreier: Pasadena Democratic Assemblyman Chris Holden cast a decisive vote that thwarted an effort to raise California’s minimum wage. His was the key swing vote that killed a proposal to raise California’s minimum wage to $13 an hour in 2017.

Seattle Got It Right

Seattle Raises Minimum Wage

*+-Robert Reich: The gains from a higher minimum wage extend beyond those who receive it. More money in the pockets of low-wage workers means more sales, especially in the locales they live in – which in turn creates faster growth and more jobs.