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Labor leaders seek union exemption from wage hike




Supporters of raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles rally outside L.A. City Hall in January of 2015
Supporters of raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles rally outside L.A. City Hall in January of 2015
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Last week the city council approved a citywide minimum wage hike to $15.00 an hour. The new law would be gradually implemented over the next five years. In the days leading up to the vote, labor leaders were among the strongest supporters.

But now they're asking that companies whose workers are unionized should be exempt. Steven Greenhouse is a former labor and workplace reporter for the New York Times and he joined the show to explain.