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L.A. union leader wants exemption from new $15/hr wage

Just a week after the L.A. City Council voted in support of a $15 minimum wage, Rusty Hicks, the head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and co-chair of the “Raise the Wage” campaign, has requested that unions be

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How will businesses react to L.A. minimum wage boost? 

The Los Angeles City Council tentatively voted to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. The business community opposed the move. How business will react is unclear but there was much discussion during the debate over

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L.A. City Council votes to raise minimum wage to $15/hour

In a 14-1 vote, the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage in the city of Los Angeles to $15.00 per hour by 2020. Small businesses were given an additional one-year “phase in” period, requiring a $15.00

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Coverage of L.A. ‘pothole tax’ never mentions why budget is bare

The city of Los Angeles’ finances are in terrible shape. The city’s economy is sluggish and revenue is stagnant. Meanwhile, retirement benefits for retired city workers — especially police and firefighters — eat up ever more of the budget. “As

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Court filing: Uber doesn't want to be regulated by state PUC

There's a broader front in the Uber war than the battle in Los Angeles, where common sense is for now prevailing. AllThingsD has the details: buy glasses online “Remember when tech startups like Lyft, Sidecar and Uber fought California regulators

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California government as organized looting, chapter 237 7

April 5, 2013 By Chris Reed The longer I’ve lived in California, the more governance here seems to resemble organized looting of taxpayers. It’s not just the showy and ridiculous things, like the longtime president of the CalPERS governing board

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Los Angeles banning plastic bags now, paper later 0

May 16, 2012 By Brian Calle and Josephine Djuhana Paper or plastic? Residents of Los Angeles soon may no longer hear that question at grocery checkout stands as the City of Angels has taken steps to ban certain grocery bags,

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