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CA: Wage suit cost LAX hotel workers millions, group says
Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/18/08 | David Zahniser

Posted on 03/19/2008 6:52:05 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim

A lawsuit filed by seven hotels seeking to avoid paying a higher minimum wage has cost roughly 2,000 workers a combined $4.7 million in lost income, according to a report to be released today by a pro-union nonprofit group.

The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, which last year persuaded the City Council to pass a $10.64-per-hour minimum wage at hotels near Los Angeles International Airport, said the ongoing legal fight has delayed implementation of the law -- denying each hotel employee anywhere from $350 to $4,400 since the measure was approved in January 2007.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: economy; laborunions; minimumwage

1 posted on 03/19/2008 6:52:06 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim
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2 posted on 03/19/2008 7:23:24 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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