The Mayor of Los Angeles’ Proposed City Minimum Wage Policy: A Prospective Impact Study

Source: Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, Annette Bernhardt and Ian Perry, University of California Berkeley, Center for Labor Research and Education, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics Policy Brief, September 2014

The mayor of Los Angeles requested that UC Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment conduct an impact study of his proposal to establish a city-wide minimum wage of $13.25 an hour by 2017, phased in over three steps. This report examines the effects of the minimum wage policy on Los Angeles workers, businesses, and the overall economy.
Executive summary
Press release