West Hollywood wants to raise minimum wage to $17.6 for all workers, not just hotel staffers
At the West Hollywood City Council’s first in-person meeting in more than a year Monday night, Councilmember John D’Amico upped the ante in the push to raise minimum wages in West Hollywood, the latest twist in a story the city’s business and labor communities have watched closely all year.
City staff presented Council with the latest draft of a proposal that would ultimately increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour for all non-hotel workers by Jan. 1, 2023. Large businesses would be required to start paying their workers that amount a year ahead of small businesses. Additional yearly increases would be determined by consumer price indices.
Councilmember D’Amico made a motion to have the the minimum wage of $17.64 apply to all workers in West Hollywood and nullifying the reservations surrounding exclusion provisions. The motion would go into effect in January for hotel workers and in July for other workers.