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Living Wage has brought good competition to Los Angeles International Airport

L.A.'s Living Wage Ordinance Isn't a Job Killer

September 21, 2011

Cry Wolf Quotes

[Paid sick leave] is the best public policy for the least cost. Do you want your server coughing over your food?

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Kevin Westlye, executive director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association

I can’t see what all this talk is about. How is it wrong for the State to intervene with regard to the working conditions of people who work in the factories and mills. I don’t see what they mean. What did we set up the government for?

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Al Smith (D), future governor of New York and Factory vice chairman of the Factory Investigating Commission. Date not available.
01/01/1914 | Full Details | Law(s): Triangle Factory Laws

When the San Francisco paid sick days law was first being debated I, like many other local businesses, was concerned; now I appreciate its value. It creates a better, less stressful work environment and increases employee morale.

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Sam Mogannam, Owner, Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco

[Back Yard Burgers] knew about the [Arkansas soda] tax when it made the move, but it wasn't much of a concern. "It really didn't enter into it at all," King says.

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Stephen J. King, Back Yard Burgers' chief financial officer
01/20/1997 | Full Details | Law(s): Arkansas Soda Tax