Hotel Workers Win Minimum Wage in Long Beach
December 11, 2012
The Long Beach City Council will ratify on Tuesday, December 11, the results of Measure N, an initiative voters overwhelming passed this past November, setting a minimum wage for Long Beach's biggest hotels. Sixty-four percent of Long Beach voters approved Measure N. The measure won in all nine districts.
The minimum wage law will go into effect just before Christmas. During public comment on Tuesday evening, workers and allies will encourage the City Council to assist with enforcement of the law by listening to workers stories. Some workers will recount stories of recent threats from hotel managers about cutting hours and staff and increasing workload since the passage of Measure N.
Community leaders who volunteered to ensure the passage of Measure N will urge the hotels to uphold the spirit of the law, and see that the will of the people is not undermined.