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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.
Document provides a plain language summary of the 2007 St. Paul Living Wage Ordinance, a wage history, a sample living wage certification form, and the text of the original ordinance.
This report evaluates the proposal to raise Contra Costa County's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 in 5 steps. The study examines the impacts on workers and businesses.
This study requested by the Mayor of Los Angeles evaluates the impact of the proposed minimum wage of $13.25 by 2017 in 3 steps. The study evaluates the number and demographics of workers impacted as well as the economic impact on workers and business. They find a large impact for workers with modest imapct on businesses.
This report details the impact on workers of the hotel industry in LA refusing to comply with the City's Living Wage Ordinance
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 study evaluates the impact of the proposed 2014 ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2018 in four steps. The study evaluates the number and demographics of workers impacted as well as the economic impact on workers and business. They find a large impact for workers with modest imapct on businesses.
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).