Leaving Burbank a wage ghetto.
Los Angeles City Minimum Wage to Rise to $12 an Hour July 1
The minimum wage in the city of Los Angeles is set to rise to $12 an hour next week, as part of a climb to a $15 minimum wage, officials said.
It is the second year of a city increase that will eventually reach $15 an hour by July 1, 2021.
“Why does it matter?” said LA Mayor Eric Garcetti in a statement. “Because an honest day’s work deserves an honest day’s pay. Because hardworking families should get a fair shake. Because raising the wage helps to build a stronger middle class in Los Angeles, which is good for everyone. Because all Angelenos — from the boardroom to the factory floor — deserve a chance to share in this city’s prosperity.”
The wage bump for employers with 26 or more employees will go to $12, up from $10.50, according to the city’s wage schedule chart.
No wonder Burbank gets awards for how “business friendly!” it is. They even boast about it when it happens. But maybe it’s time now for the council to raise the minimum wage here.
How about it, you proud council Democrats?