News Articles San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Election 2022: Healthcare minimum wage decision goes to Duarte voters

But critics say the measure, which focuses on private facilities, excludes much of the healthcare workforce, who each day work in public facilities. Duarte’s voters will decide this November on whether the city’s healthcare workers at private facilities should receive a $25 minimum wage. If voters give it a majority yes, Measure J would require the $25 […]

Editorial Los Angeles Times

Wage hikes for some workers, not others. Why are city leaders picking winners and losers?

Over the summer, the cities of Los Angeles, Downey, Long Beach and Monterey Park decided that certain workers in select private healthcare facilities should be paid at least $25 an hour starting this month. Why $25 an hour? Why only certain workers? Because that’s what the advocates asked for. What effect might across-the-board raises have on the healthcare system? Nobody knows. […]