After Long Struggle, Long Beach Votes to Raise the Minimum Wage

Jan. 22, 2016 / By

Hundreds of workers and youth organizers faced off with small business owners at City Council Tuesday to raise the minimum wage. Both sides made their last efforts to sway the Council in their favor. In the video above, see how the council voted and what low-income workers said was at stake for their livelihood and for the city.

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Michael Lozano

Michael Lozano

Michael is an editor and multimedia journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. His mentorship has provided youth opportunities to share their stories online on NPR, KCET, the Long Beach Post, and other national websites. His articles have been syndicated and translated into multiple languages via New America Media and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher. He was a fellow with UCLA's Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies, and has recently been a Votebeat Reporter for CalMatters and the Long Beach Post. Michael graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor. Follow his work @chicanochico on Twitter and @thechicanochicoreport on Instagram.