Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement on the vote by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020:
“I applaud the members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors who saw fit to put workers first. The important vote taken today will continue the momentum of ensuring that all working men and women in L.A. County have the opportunity for a better life, a life not possible at the current minimum wage.
“As a major partner in the coalition pushing for a $15 minimum wage, we are happy that both the City and County of Los Angeles has moved to raise the wage in recent months. Now that a majority of Los Angeles will pay a better minimum wage, it is time for other cities within L.A. County to follow suit. The Los Angeles County Democratic Party will always stand for a livable wage and decent benefits for all Angelenos and all Californians.”