Los Angeles may soon be implementing one of the highest minimum wages in the country, at least if the city’s mayor has his way.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to announce on Labor Day a three-year plan to implement a $13.25 minimum hourly wage. That dollar figure would receive annual inflation-based increases, the paper reported, citing businesses and local government officials briefed on the proposal.
The plan has faced a “cool reception” from many major business groups worried about costs, according to the Times. Some union leaders, meanwhile, are reportedly unhappy because the plan does not start at a previously stated labor goal of $15 per hour.
A spokesman for the mayor would not confirm the plan, the L.A. Timesreported, but acknowledged that Garcetti had met with leaders across the city to “discuss ways to help L.A. families and our economy thrive.”