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Anaheim’s ‘living wage’ initiative is expected to pass. A business advocate calls it a ‘tragic outcome’

November 13, 2018 |

Anaheim voters appear to have approved a ballot initiative that requires some hospitality businesses to pay workers at least $ 15 an hour, with 51.5% of ballots counted as of Monday cast in favor of the measure.

The Orange County Registrar of Voters warned, however, that more than 302,000 ballots…


L.A. Times – Business

Disney appears to gain a friendly majority in Anaheim City Council. The ‘living wage’ initiative is still too close to call

November 8, 2018 |

After butting heads for two years with the Anaheim City Council, Walt Disney Co. appears to have won a favorable majority on the panel as candidates backed by the media giant were well ahead in a wide field of hopefuls.

Three City Council candidates, including the mayor, who received campaign support…


L.A. Times – Business

Candidates supported by Disney lead in Anaheim but voters are split on ‘living wage’ measure

November 7, 2018 |

Anaheim City Council candidates who are supported by the city’s biggest employer — the Disneyland Resort — were leading a wide field of hopefuls in early returns Tuesday night, but voters were split on a controversial “living wage” initiative that Disney has opposed.

The politics in Anaheim have…


L.A. Times – Business

Disney and labor unions are spending big on Anaheim’s ‘living wage’ measure and council races

October 18, 2018 |

With less than a month before election day, labor unions and Walt Disney Co. have shelled out more than half of all contributions to campaigns that will decide the fates of a controversial ”living wage” initiative and a majority of the seats on the Anaheim City Council.

The unusually expensive…


L.A. Times – Business

Anaheim City Council gets an earful over opinion that Disneyland Resort won’t be subject to ‘living wage’ measure

October 10, 2018 |

Business leaders and union organizers clashed at a crowded Anaheim City Council meeting Tuesday night as the city attorney delivered his legal opinion that the Disneyland Resort won’t be subject to a Nov. 6 ballot measure requiring certain hospitality businesses to pay workers a “living wage.”


L.A. Times – Business

U.S. hiring and wage growth slow; unemployment hits its lowest level since 1969

October 8, 2018 |

U.S. employers added just 134,000 jobs in September, the fewest in a year, though the figure probably was lowered by Hurricane Florence, the Labor Department reported Friday. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to 3.7%, the lowest level since 1969.

Hurricane Florence struck North and South Carolina…


L.A. Times – Business

Living wage measure would not apply to the Disneyland Resort, city attorney says

October 6, 2018 |

Disneyland Resort would not be subject to an Anaheim ballot measure that requires all hospitality businesses that accept a city subsidy to pay workers a living wage, according to a legal opinion by the Anaheim city attorney.

Addressing a controversy that has been brewing for weeks, City Attorney…


L.A. Times – Business

Here’s why Amazon raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour

October 4, 2018 |

If, like me, you’ve been dying to hear some good news, then you surely welcomed Amazon’s decision to raise its minimum wage to $ 15 for all its 350,000 workers, including seasonal employees and temps, according to the company.

The decision is to some extent “bespoke,” in that Amazon is a uniquely…


L.A. Times – Business

Amazon raising minimum wage for U.S. workers to $15 per hour

October 2, 2018 |

Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $ 15 per hour starting next month.

The company said Tuesday that the wage increase will benefit more than 350,000 workers, which includes full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions. It includes Whole Foods employees. Amazon’s…


L.A. Times – Business

Disneyland Resort hotel workers approve a new contract with a $15-an-hour minimum wage

September 24, 2018 |

After months of demonstrations and protests, hotel workers at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim overwhelmingly approved a contract that boosts hourly salaries by at least 40% over two years and clears the way for staff to get bonuses that were promised last year.

The five-year contract establishes…


L.A. Times – Business