Raise LA: How Good Hotel Jobs Will Boost Local Business, Strengthen Neighborhoods and Renew Our Economy


Residents, workers, and businesses from communities across Los Angeles are united in the Raise LA Coalition in an effort to ensure that the city’s largest and most profitable hotels support the communities in which they operate. Raise LA is advocating for City Council passage of a minimum wage for hotel workers.

Establishing a minimum wage for workers in LA’s large hotels will directly address the problem of growing poverty in the city of Los Angeles and will stimulate our local economy by an estimated $71 million per year in increased local consumer spending and related economic activity. With the full recovery of the city’s lodging industry, hotels’ revenues at an all-time high, and the scheduled addition of thousands of new rooms to the city’s stock, there is an important opportunity today for LA’s large hotels to make necessary investments in improving workplace standards that will affect thousands of Angelenos working in one of the city’s largest low-wage sectors.