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Rallies expected across nation today at fast food outlets

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Fast-food workers and their supporters staged rallies in Los Angeles and across the country today in a continuing campaign for a $15 an hour wage and the right to unionize.   “I work hard. I work really hard, and I don’t get paid enough,” Maribel Ponce, a 21-year-old fast food worker, […]

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City Council boosts minimum wage to $15.37 at big hotels

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles City Council today tentatively approved a $15.37-per-hour minimum wage for workers at large hotels in LosAngeles. The council voted 12-3 to approve the minimum wage, with council membersBernard Parks, Mitchell Englander and Paul Krekorian dissenting. Because thedecision was not unanimous, the issue will come back for a final […]

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Minimum wage hike to be considered next week

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Los Angeles City Council committee next week isscheduled to consider an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage for somehotel workers to $15.37 an hour, higher than the mayor’s proposal to hike theminimum wage to $13.25 an hour for all workers in Los Angeles. A draft ordinance headed to the Economic […]

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City pension proposal challenged

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles City Employee Relations Board today sided with city workers who challenged the creation of a pension tier that raised the retirement age and cut back pension benefits for new hires. City leaders hoped to save up to $4.9 billion over 30 years from enacting the tier, which was […]

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