STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on L.A.’S 2018 minimum wage increase

“We fought to raise the minimum wage because hard work should always be met with the dignity, respect, and opportunity that fair pay brings into the lives of working people. Cities across America have joined L.A. on the climb to $15, and I’m proud that hundreds of thousands of Angelenos can look forward to bigger paychecks for all that they do to make our lives easier and keep our economy moving.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti

Mayor Garcetti led a coalition of government, labor, and business leaders in the drive to raise the minimum wage in the City of Los Angeles — and in 2015, he signed a landmark law lifting it to $15 an hour by 2020 and helping to spark a movement that has since spread across the region, state, and country. July 1 marked the third incremental increase — to $13.25 an hour for businesses with more than 25 employees — since Mayor Garcetti signed the ordinance.