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orange county registerEven though businesses are closing in localities that have hiked their minimum wage, SEIU is working to hike the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour in California.

In Seattle, for instance, the $15 figure is still phasing in, but small businesses such as Z Pizza have already made the decision to shut their doors. Further down the coast in San Francisco, established restaurants like Luna Park, Source and the Abbott’s Cellar have also closed, citing the city’s minimum wage increase as a determining factor. Even in Los Angeles, where a $15 wage was just passed, clothing manufacturer 5 Thread Factory said the boost will cause them to leave the city when their lease is up.

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