The West Hollywood City Council in California has shocked much of America after they took into consideration the plan to increase minimum wage to $17.64 per hour.
According to Fox Business, Keith Kaplan, trustee of the Pandemic Recovery Coalition said, “We’re not saying that we don’t agree with reaching the objective of livable workforce wages. It’s just not the time to do it, and to do it so big. The restaurants, the retailers, the hotels, they can’t survive it.”
The minimum wage increase was only expected to be for hotel workers however the city council believes it should be available to all workers in the city of West Hollywood.
Councilmember John D’Amico recently stated, “I’m just not sure why we would have a different minimum wage for any employee. We should choose the highest one and make that what our minimum wage is. I don’t think we should have a different wage tier for non-employees of hotels. I think that everyone should have the same minimum wage in our city.”