New Orleans Living Wage Law: Updates and News

Louisiana Supreme Court Finds Law Unconstitutional: Sept. 5, 2002

From the Times-Picayune, Sept. 5, 2002:

The Louisiana Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected as unconstitutional a voter-approved change in the New Orleans City Charter that would have made the minimum wage in Orleans higher than the federal minimum wage paid in surrounding parishes. more...

From the Associated Press, Sept. 5, 2002:

Proponents of higher wage may go to Legislature

Proponents of higher minimum wages may take the next round of their battle to the Legislature after the Louisiana Supreme Court killed an attempt to force employers in New Orleans to pay $1-an-hour more than the federal minimum. more...

Click here to read the BNA Daily Labor Report article from March 2002
Click here to read the March 26, 2002, Time-Picayune article
Click here to read press releases about the February 2002 victory
Click here to read the Times-Picayune article on the February 2002 election.

Updated March 28, 2002

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