We’re activating on all fronts as the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors considers an overnight 50% wage hike proposal. It’s aggressive and unsustainable. You saw our Action Alert earlier this week. We’re reaching out again about this because our grassroots messaging campaign has expanded to include the smallest of small business owners – and we need you to amplify their voices.
Meet Nick Marcilla, co-owner of a Magic Pens kiosk on Universal CityWalk.
He poured all his savings into starting this business. He’s afraid passage of the county’s proposed wage ordinance will trigger pay hikes across the region that stall his expansion plans. We asked if he could afford to pay employees $25 an hour. “No, that’s crazy!” Nick said.
Click the social links to watch and share his story. It’s on all our platforms: Instagram, X, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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We need all BizFed leaders to amplify our messaging to county supervisors. Rather than uplifting Angelenos, this proposal threatens jobs and the health of our local economy, which is driven by the tourism sector. Theme parks and hotels help sustain numerous small businesses. If approved, this ordinance would lead directly to layoffs, budget cuts, and higher prices for consumers.
It would raise the minimum hourly pay for theme park and hotel workers by nearly 50% from $16.90 to $25 immediately, and $30 by 2028. That’s a nearly 80% increase in five years for some workers!
Speak up NOW and urge county leaders to oppose this ordinance. We seek data-supported, sustainable solutions that work for all Angelenos –– not wage hikes with aggressively accelerated timelines that threaten jobs while uplifting only select workers. Click below to take action.