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Resource ID: #18222
Subject: Labor
Source: Governing
Date: December


Governing reports on cities that have adopted living-wage standards above the federal minimum wage laws. Living-wage standards, while serving as a rallying point for labor-minded organizations, only help the small number employees of government contractors -- 8,000 out of 3.5 million people in Los Angeles. Supporters contend that the improve individual lives and are one step towards raising overall consciousness about the working poor.

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