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City of Long Beach Minimum Wages for Hotel Workers, Measure N (November 2012)

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A City of Long Beach Minimum Wages for Hotel Workers, Measure N ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in the City of Long Beach in Los Angeles County, where it was approved.

Measure N established minimum wages and minimum sick leave payable to hotel workers.

Election results

Measure N
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 88,587 64.32%
No49,15035.68%
Final official results from the Los Angeles County elections office.

Opposition

  • The editorial board of the Long Beach Press-Telegram opposed Measure N, writing, "Dig a little deeper, and you'll find an attempt to regulate private businesses and a blatant power grab by a Los Angeles union that has unsuccessfully tried to organize Long Beach's hotel workers for nearly two decades. Measure N targets only 15 hotels in Long Beach, requiring them to pay a minimum of $13 per hour to workers, along with an automatic 2 percent annual raise - even if there's an economic downturn or the hotel is losing business."[1]

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Measure N: "Shall the ordinance which establishes minimum wages and minimum sick leave payable to hotel workers, be adopted?"

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