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Los Angeles Is Now the Largest U.S. City With a $15 Minimum Wage

Following the success of the #RaiseTheWageLA campaign, other cities are beginning to take note.

Image via Los Angeles Raise the Wage's Facebook page,

Following the examples set by San Francisco and Seattle, Los Angeles City Council passed a law to raise the minimum wage to $15 from $9 with an overwhelming 14-1 vote. This victory for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s #RaiseTheWageLA campaign makes LA the largest city to join the fight for a livable wage. The new rules will be phased in incremently over the next five years—the first wage increase will happen in 2016, to $10.15.

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