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L.A. Mayor Seeks Hourly Minimum Wage Increase

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said this week that he would be pushing a major proposal for a citywide increase in the hourly minimum wage, according to the California Grocers Association (CGA). For the past few weeks his office has been in contact with Los Angles area business groups to circulate his plan.

The proposal entails:

• 2014—minimum wage rises from current $9 per hour to $10.25 per hour.

• 2015—minimum wage rises to $11.75 per hour.

• 2016—minimum wage rises to $13.25 per hour.

• 2017—hourly minimum wage increases begins to be tied to Consumer Price Index.

• 2020/2021—minimum wage likely to reach $15 per hour.

At the same time, council members Mike Bonin, Nury Martinez and Curren Price are pushing for a minimum wage increase to $15.37 per hour for hotel workers.

The CGA says it opposes the proposed increase.

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