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LA could become latest US city to pass $15 minimum wage
June 03, 2015 07:18 GMT
(Eds: Corrects time element to Wednesday, instead of Tuesday. Meeting set for 10 a.m. PDT.)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles is set to take a final vote on becoming the latest big U.S. city to endorse a hike in the minimum wage.
The City Council is extremely likely to make the move Wednesday, and it has the endorsement of Mayor Eric Garcetti. It comes two weeks after a 14-1 preliminary vote on the wage.
The vote would bring a $15-an-hour wage by 2020 -- more than double the current federal minimum.
Seattle and San Francisco recently passed laws to reach the same minimum wage over several years, and Chicago passed one last year that plateaus at $13.
Earlier this week, the California Senate approved a plan to again raise the statewide minimum wage, lifting it to $13 an hour in 2017 and tying it to the rate of inflation after that.