The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce has joined a multi-sector coalition, to protect and support hospitality jobs and small businesses in the region and by opposing the City of Los Angeles’ proposal to raise the minimum wage for hospitality workers to an unprecedented $30 per hour. 

Presenting on this important topic at next week’s Government Affairs Program are Heather Rozman, President & CEO, Hotel Association of Los Angeles and Javier Cano, Vice President and Market General Manager for Marriott International’s L.A. Live properties. Cano is also chairman of the Los Angeles Tourism Marketing District, overseeing a $27 million effort to drive tourism to the city.

A powerful and well-connected special interest, calling themselves Tourism Workers Rising, is pushing members of the Los Angeles City Council to adopt an unfair and deeply flawed – the $30 Wage Ordinance – that advances their political agenda while hurting the rest of the city’s working families with several unintended consequences. The ordinance would require nearly all hospitality-related and airport businesses to raise employee pay to $30 an hour despite the fact the city’s travel industry has still not recovered to pre-pandemic levels. 

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