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Venice Employees Tight-Lipped On Minimum Wage Increase

Mary Grace Montemayor |
September 4, 2014 | 1:01 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

A divide exists between the west and east side of the Venice Boardwalk—where tax-paying commercial businesses on the east spurn the autonomous vendors hustling on the west. Recently, Los Angeles 11th District Councilman Mike Bonin put forth an effort to restrict this persistent illegal vending

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But it was many of the licensed east-side shop employees who were reticent when approached for commentary following Mayor Eric Garcetti's "Raise The Wage LA" proposal strongly supported by Bonin. Unveiled on Monday, the plan will raise the current minimum wage of $9 to $10.25 in 2015 and will increase to $13.25 in 2017. Sales clerks refused to divulge "confidential" wage information, tagging their boss as an alibi.

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