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This report examines methods for cities to improve job quality in their communities by using city regulatory power to establish wage floors and other employment standards, regulating domestic-employee placing agencies, using city resources to enforce existing government employment regulations, implementing equal opportunity employment policies, using city proprietary interests, and curbing employers\\\' practices that take advantage of immigrant workers. The policy recommendations in the report are based on the experience of cities around the country.
This ordinance amends the Philadelphia code to require employers within organizations or public agencies that receive city contracts, subcontracts, leases, concessions, financial assistance, or other forms of city support to provide their employees with a higher minimum wage. The new minimum wage standard in this ordinance is an hourly wage, excluding benefits, of at least 150 percent of the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. This ordinance also establishes a Living Wage Advisory Committee to review the implementation and effectiveness of this law.
This ordinance requires hotels in the Los Angeles International Airport corridor containing 50 rooms or more, in recognition of the benefits they receive from city investment in the corridor, to pay hotel workers a living wage of $9.39 with health benefits or $10.64 without health benefits as of July 1, 2007. Beginning January 1, 2008, these rates are to be adjusted annually based on the local consumer price index.
This report outlines the failed strategies the City of Long Beach took toward investing in tourism without ensuring this investment of public dollars produced good jobs. The report then makes suggestions for address the problem.
A city thrives when its residents thrive. Yet many families, even though they are employed fulltime, continue to struggle to meet their families' basic needs. Local elected officials across the country have discovered a way to strengthen working families while bringing more federal dollars into the local economy: by connecting eligible workers to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
A policy on obligations of developers and contractors to seek local employees, service providers and businesses to meet their needs.
Community benefits agreement between the City of Los Angeles and the developer of a sports and entertainment complex. The CBA includes provisions including parking, tenants, living wage, local hiring, service worker retention, responsible contracting, and affordable housing.
Community Benefit Agreement between LA and a developer of an area in the Hollywood area which ensures they pay a living wage, hire locally, engage in health care outreach programs, and do not displace existing tenants.
An ordinance requiring contracting companies to maintain, to the greatest extent possible, a workforce composed of 40% qualified Newark residents.
LAANE report outlining an equitable growth strategy for LA County following the 2008 recession built around good jobs targeted towards communities facing the greatest disadvantage