L.A. Area Chamber Responds to Passing of Los Angeles Minimum Wage


May 19, 2015 2:00 pm
by L.A. Area Chamber

LOS ANGELES, CA — In response to today’s vote by the L.A. City Council to increase the City’s minimum wage to $15 by 2020, The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce releases the following statement:

 “The Council’s action today is going to have a significant impact on small businesses and non-profits throughout the City. We have been urging the Council to establish a longer phase-in so that small businesses would not be forced to cut employee hours or eliminate jobs in order to offset the increase in the minimum wage,” said Gary Toebben, President & CEO. “We will continue to be the voice of those small business owners, and will urge City Council to monitor the impact on job creation as the increase is implemented.”

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The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County.  Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region.  For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.


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