University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Impact of Oakland's Proposed City Minimum Wage Law: A Prospective Study

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice
This report evaluates the potential impact of the 2014 ballot measure to raise Oakland's minimum wage to $12.25. They find that it would increase wages for 25% of the workforce. Meanwhile, costs would be managed through savings from reduced turnover, increase productivity, and small price increases at restaurants.

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