Proposed $15 Los Angeles Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Would Be Boon to City’s Latinas

Los Angeles is getting ready to take on a minimum wage hike fight for hotel workers.

By Julianne Hing Jan 21, 2014

Los Angeles is gearing up for a proposed $15 an hour minimum wage fight, and Jorge Rivas at Fusion reports that the new campaign could mean big things for Los Angeles hotel industry’s predominantly Latina workforce. An estimated 80 to 85 percent of the industry’s workers are Latinas, Fusion reported. As it is, one in four Latinas in the U.S. live in poverty (PDF), a figure much higher than the 15 percent national poverty rate.

Check out the Fusion infographic in its entirety here.