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Stories for April 13, 2005

Council Votes in Favor of Living Wage Ordinance

April 13
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego city council last night voted 5 to 4 in favor of a Living Wage Ordinance that would raise the minimum wage for some companies contracted by the city. Critics say the decision sends the wrong message at a time when the city is in financial crisis. But it was a triumph for dozens of workersÂ’ rights groups that have lobbied for the Ordinance for more than three years. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.