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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

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

That same threat was made when the child labor law was passed and not one of the manufacturers moved out.

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Abram I. Elkus, counsel for the Factory Investigating Commission.
05/19/1914 | Full Details | Law(s): Triangle Factory Laws

No jobs have left the city because of the toxic-disclosure law…. But whatever the figures for a statewide right-to-know law, it is hard conceive of them outstripping the astronomical costs—in tarnished corporate images, in legal expenses and in compensating and caring for sick employees—that await businesses without formal, accepted mechanism to warn workers about the health risks they face on the job.

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“Sniping at the right-to-know”, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

They offered dire warning of plant closings, job losses, price increases and massive economic dislocation…One year later not one of the doomsday predictions has proven accurate.

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The New York Times calls out industry a year after OSHA's Vinyl Chloride standard is promulgated, in an article entitled “Did Industry Cry Wolf?”