University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lost Wages, Soaring Revenue: An Analysis of the Impact of the Failure of Hotels to Implement the Century Corridor Living Wage

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice
The Los Angeles City Council adopted an ordinance requiring LAX-area hotels to pay workers a living wage. Hotel industry groups responded by launching a referendum and filing a lawsuit, delaying implementation of the living wage ordinance for more than a year. This report outlines the impact on workers of the hotel industry's refusal to comply.

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