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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
Essential care workers would benefit from the Raise the Wage Act, and the $15 per hour minimum wage it would establish. This report illustrates the impact of this legislation on various demographics, locations, and industries....

Type Ordinance
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of San Diego
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance ensures compliance with non-discrimination laws and the California Equal Pay Act. It further requires businesses to equalize wages between employees who perform equal or substantially similar work, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
As federal and state governments move toward marijuana legalization, labor conditions within the industry need to be evaluated. Currently, many of the employers in the marijuana industry take a "low road" approach to their workforce, with low wages, poor to no benefits, and frequent...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Ohio's unemployment compensation benefits system is undermined by the requirement that workers earn $230 weekly for 20 weeks to qualify. Implementing a standard that links eligibility to hours worked rather than amount of earnings would increase benefits' accessibility and reduce...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level County
State(s) Virginia
Source The Commonwealth Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
A review of county employee salaries reveals that many public employees in Loudoun County cannot afford to live in the county they serve. This brief highlights how collective bargaining could bring their pay closer to private sector pay levels and also reduce racial and gender pay...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source National Low Income Housing Coalition
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Housing
Rents are rising faster than wages, and tenants in many states are burdened by the end of pandemic-era benefits programs that had helped dampen a hostile national housing market. This report examines disparities between wages and rental housing prices across the country and finds...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance enhances the ability of the City and County of San Francisco to enforce its minimum wage by requiring employers to create dispute resolution policies, increasing the penalty for employer retaliation, and establishing penalties for employers that fail to provide personal,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report examines the impact of misguided globalization policies, (including monetary policy, unfair trade agreements, failed agreements, and investment deals) and shows that the consequences of these policies have disproportionately affected workers of color....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report highlights policy mechanisms that state and local governments can use to raise wages at an industry or sectoral level and to support worker organizations. Recommendations include, but are not limited to, using wage boards to establish industry-wide pay standards, partnering...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
This ordinance prohibits retaliation by employers towards employees who report public health violations. It further states that employers in violation of this ordinance are subject to $10,000 in fines per day....

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) New Mexico
Source Bernalillo County
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance requires that all employers pay no less than the minimum wage and specifies the required minimums for tipped workers and health or childcare workers. It also mandates a minimum wage increase from $7.50 to $8.50 per hour over the following year and includes a cost-of-living...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Inequality between CEO and their employees has been growing exponentially over the last four decades. This report illustrates how outsized the growth in executive compensation has been after accounting for pay, stock awards, and stock options. This report also shows that average...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) New Mexico
Source City of Albuquerque
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance requires all requests for proposals to submit pay equity metrics for employees and gender pay data to review the deviation between salaries for men and women....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
This report evaluates the public cost of low wages in California's subcontracted services industries....

Type Executive Order
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Santa Cruz
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This document is a compliance form for the Santa Cruz Living Wage Ordinance. It is distributed to employees working for a company that is eminently entering into a contract with the city....

Type Ordinance
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of San Jose
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance establishes a minimum wage in the City of San Jose....

Type Ordinance
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source City of Cincinnati
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance clarifies definitions of wage theft within the City of Cincinnati. It further specifies that in proven violations, contracts may be revoked by the City....

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source City of Chicago
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
This ordinance clarifies that any employer that takes adverse action towards an employee that obeys the City of Chicago's mask order is considered retaliation. It further states that an employee is entitled to three times the wages lost or reinstatement of position....

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of San Jose
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
This ordinance requires employers within the city limits of San Jose to provide paid sick leave. It continues federal paid sick leave protections from the Federal Government in the COVID-19 pandemic and retroactively enforces this mandate....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This paper begins by providing a clear framework to help define gig work and understand how it relates to other forms of work. It continues by drawing on current research to identify the prevalence of gig work, the demographics of the workforce, and job quality outcomes, using data...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) New Mexico
Source City of Albuquerque
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance establishes a minimum wage in the City of Albuquerque....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Public Safety
The Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department (UGYFD) is staffed primarily by volunteer members who receive compensation only when called in to respond to a call or for time spent on training and education. Due to their paid-on-call staffing model, the UGYFD is struggling to maintain...

Type Ordinance
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Milwaukee
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
This ordinance requires employers within the city limits of Milwaukee, WI to provide sick leave benefits. Specifically, employers must provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked and are not required to provide more than 72 hours of sick leave in a calendar year....

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance requires employers that contract with the City of Madison, receive financial assistance from the City, or operate in City-owned facilities to pay their employees a living wage. The City of Madison must also pay their employees a living wage. This ordinance defines a...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source COWS
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Milwaukee's service industry jobs offer low wages, inadequate and unpredictable hours, and poor benefits packages. This report calls attention to the crisis in low-wage service work by highlighting the average wages in key service occupations in Milwaukee, while outlining how these...

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