On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council gave a preliminary approval to a legislation that will increase the city's minimum wage for employees of covered healthcare facilities to $25 per hour.
- The council decided to accept the bill without holding a public vote on a 10-2 decision. Joe Buscaino and Paul Krekorian, members of the council, were against the proposal.
- The matter will return for a second vote the following week because the vote was not unanimous.
- Healthcare workers in Los Angeles are covered by the city's $15 general minimum wage, which will rise to $16.04 on July 1 due to the absence of a separate minimum wage ordinance for the industry.
- In light of the staffing constraints, councilmember Curren Price stated that he believes the salary increases will keep employees in the sector and draw in healthcare professionals.