Minimum wage for some LAUSD workers hits $15

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Updated: 7/01/2014 8:41 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The minimum wage of nearly 20,000 Los Angeles Unified cafeteria workers, custodians and other school service workers is being raised to $15 an hour.

City News Service says the wage hike is part of a tentative two-year contract announced Monday by the Service Employees International Union, which represents the workers.

The union says another provision of the tentative pact includes the restoration of the special-education work hours lost in 2012.

Local 99 members began voting on the contract Monday, with balloting continuing to Wednesday.

The LAUSD board is scheduled to discuss the pact, and negotiations with other employee unions, in a closed session on Tuesday.

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