African-American Workers In L.A.’s District 10 Clash Over Minimum Wage Increase


By Christian Brown

LOS ANGELES – Along Crenshaw Boulevard in South Los Angeles, reactions from African-American workers and small business owners clash over the consequences to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposal to raise the minimum wage.

In a campaign-style rally on Labor Day, Garcetti along with hundreds of supporters, met at Martin Luther King Jr. Park as he encouraged the L.A. City Council to raise the minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017.

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Herb Wesson Jr., president of the L.A. City Council and councilman for District 10, supports the measure as a way to benefit low-income workers, but not everyone in his district agrees.

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