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June 02, 2015

Los Angeles Nonprofits Fear Wage Hike Will Require Program Cuts

Some Los Angeles nonprofits and labor leaders are concered the city's plan to raise the hourly minimum wage from $9 to $15 by 2020 will lead to program cuts, The Los Angeles Times reports.

Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit that operates a restaurant in City Hall, fears the wage increase will require it to cut 60 to 170 of the transitional jobs it offers through a training program by the time the wage increase reaches the cap.

The city ordinance originally contained a proposal to allow some nonprofits an extra year to comply, but when it was passed, that element was set aside for more discussion.