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Labor Advocates Celebrate Los Angeles Wage Victory

Los Angeles is about to become the largest American city to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, an increase to be phased in over five years. The wage is more than twice the current minimum rate required by U.S. law, and its approval will be the latest victory in a national drive by labor unions and low-income workers. Some business groups, however, say such increases will cost jobs. Protesters demanding a higher minimum wage have been rallying around the country, from New York...

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