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L.A. Should Consider Other Ways to Push Living Wage: Editorial
(LA Daily News, 3/5/14)
Philanthropist Eli Broad and shopping-mall developer Rick Caruso, who might not ordinarily be expected to take the side of workers, have voiced support for a higher minimum wage, telling the Los Angeles Times it would turn out to be good for business by putting more money into the economy.
But both billionaires advocated taking the proposal beyond the current City Council proposal.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Announces USC, Bank of Mexico Fellowship After Meeting with Mexican President
(LA Daily News, 3/5/14)
“Mexico and Los Angeles share deep economic and cultural ties, and we also share similar challenges,” Garcetti said. “Working together with Mexico, we can address our common problems, increase trade, grow our economies and create jobs.”
Westfield Village Project Gets $59 Million Tax Break from Los Angeles City Council
(LA Times, 3/4/14)
The move was criticized by neighborhood activists and municipal workers, who said the city shouldn’t be subsidizing a developer when it can’t afford to repair its own streets.
Los Angeles Redoubles Efforts to Win 2024 Olympics
(LA Daily News, 3/2/14)
“We have the best hotels, the best restaurants that offers cuisine from around the world,” [president of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games Barry] Sanders said. “We have no lack of things that makes us attractive to the international community. We haven’t had to make a sales pitch. They know the city well.”
Bid to Hike L.A. Minimum Wage Gets Pair of Powerful Backers
(LA Times, 3/1/14)
As the L.A. City Council examines the 'living wage' issue, philanthropist Eli Broad and developer Rick Caruso say they support a higher minimum wage.
Los Angeles to Study Expanding Living Wage to More Businesses
(LA Daily News, 2/25/14)
Using a proposal to impose a living wage on workers at hotels of more than 100 rooms, a city panel on Tuesday called for a study of the plan and to see if it can be broadened to increase the wages of all workers.
Labor Leader Reaches Out to the Pope
(LA Daily News, 2/23/14)
County labor chief Maria Elena Durazo has never been shy about reaching outside of Los Angeles for help. Now she has sent a letter to Pope Francis, inviting him here to help with the county Federation of Labor’s campaigns to raise the minimum wage.