Lisa Vanderpump Speaks Out Against the Increase in the WeHo Minimum Wage.
Lisa Vanderpump has been under fire for her opposition to a vote in West Hollywood, California, to raise the minimum wage, which is where several of her successful pubs and restaurants are located.
The 61-year-old “Vanderpump Rules” star was seen speaking out about the proposal to raise the minimum wage in the city where companies were heavily hit by the COVID-19 outbreak in a news clip uploaded on The Queens of Bravo Instagram feed.
According to the news article, the amount needed to make a livable wage in Los Angeles is $19.35 per hour, which is significantly higher than the minimum wage. Local business owners, including Vanderpump, were observed pleading with city council members to delay raising the minimum wage as they recover from back rent and other pandemic-related hardships.
“I really encourage you to really give this a lot of thought,” Vanderpump said to the city council in the video. Because I believe it will be detrimental to raise the minimum wage now.”
According to CBS Local Los Angeles, following Vanderpump’s comments, the West Hollywood City Council approved the salary rise, making West Hollywood the highest minimum wage city in the US, with a $17.64 hourly rate starting in 2022.
According to CNN, West Hollywood’s minimum wage ranged from $13 to $14 per hour before the raise, depending on the overall number of employees.
Fans Responded to Lisa Vanderpump’s Wage Remarks
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It’s no wonder that Vanderpump’s remarks irritated several employees.
“She’s worth $90 million and can’t donate a few additional dollars to her employees who need it the most and were laid off during the pandemic?” one Instagram commentator wondered.
“A millionaire is fighting to keep her staff from being paid less than the LIVING wage.” Another person wrote, “Shameful.”
“I’d love for lvp to try living on minimum wage for a day and see how she likes it,” someone another said.
“I’m sure she’d feel differently if Bravo merely paid her minimum money,” another agreed.
“It doesn’t surprise me that she spends more on floral arrangements for her bars and restaurants than she pays her employees… Nokia News – Quick Recap