Los Angeles on Wednesday approved a minimum wage hike to $15 an hour, becoming the latest large city to increase pay amid mounting pressure.
The incremental wage increase in the second-largest U.S. city—which the city council passed in a 12-1 vote—will take place by 2020. (Tweet this)
The hourly rate would more than double the current federal rate of $7.25 per hour. Los Angeles follows Seattle and San Francisco, which previously passed measures to hike wages to $15 an hour over several years.