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LA minimum wage debate: Both sides of the story

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Fast food workers gather at the Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles to protest for a $15 minimum wage. Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC

A proposal by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to raise the minimum wage has been put on hold, pending an economist's analysis on its effects.

Worker advocates say people just can't make it on $9 an hour. But, small business owners say they'll be hurt if they have to pay more.  

SCPR reporters Alice Walton and Ben Bergman explored both sides of the story.

The minimum wage workers' perspective: Minimum wage: For this working mom, it means constantly telling the kids 'No'

The business owner's perspective: Minimum wage: A deli owner says a hike would put him out of business


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