Wage Watch: Los Angeles joins the push for $15 minimum wage

Fortune

Los Angeles is the latest Seattle wannabe
Seattle hasn’t been this big of a trendsetter since grunge. Ever since it passed a $15 an hour minimum wage in early June, other cities, like Chicago and San Francisco, have been trying to follow its lead.
A coalition of activists submitted a proposal for a ballot initiative that would require that all workers in L.A. who clock at least two hours a week with an employer are paid a minimum of $15 an hour—even those who receive tips. It also seeks to tie future increases to the metropolitan area’s consumer price index. If the campaign garners enough signatures, the proposal could go before voters as early as next spring.

The initiative joins others attempting to raise wages for specific L.A. workers. The L.A. United School District, for instance, just decided to pay…

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