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Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Presently, the average American worker is unfairly compensated for their labor. In response to this challenge, ProGov21's updated Job Quality Roadmap provides information and resources that enable the creation of a healthy and productive workforce. It calls on local governments to...

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 2015
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
California has lead the nation in the development of local minimum wage ordinances. This report details how cities and counties have developed enforcement regimes for these new laws while also working within existing state enforcement systems....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This report examines how establishing a minimum wage for hotel workers in Los Angeles would improve job quality, reduce poverty, and bolster the city's tourism industry. It recommends policymakers set the starting hotel minimum wage equal to the existing living wage set for workers...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
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...

Type Ordinance
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance requires all large retail employers to provide employees an hourly compensation package with a total value of no less than the sum of the living wage rate and the benefits rate for each hour that the employee works on the premises of a large retailer. Beginning on July...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Teaching in early care and education (ECE) programs is one of the lowest-paid occupations in the United States. This report summarizes recent research on wage standards and assesses existing initiatives intended to address the problem of low wages in ECE. It concludes that educators...

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 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report examines the impact of Los Angeles' 1997 living wage ordinance on wages, benefits, and labor dynamics. It finds that the law increased wages and benefits for thousands of people across the city, and that these benefits were greater when workers were unionized. ...

Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) California
Source The Board of County Commissioners of Santa Fe County
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance establishes a living wage within Santa Fe County. Beginning at $10.66 per hour, each year the living wage shall be adjusted by an amount corresponding to the previous year’s increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The ordinance also protects employees from retaliation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Health
This report underscores the failure of the Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance to increase healthcare benefits for LAX workers, and outlines how the lack of insurance has impacted workers' families. It recommends that the city invest to increase the health care differential of the living...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report evaluates the proposal to establish a $13.50/hour minimum wage by 2019 in the city of Sacramento. It evaluates the proposal's potential impacts on workers, employment, and businesses....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
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...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Connecticut
Source Hartford Court Of Common Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance requires employers to pay their employees no less than the living wage for work on contracts awarded by the City....

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The Los Angeles City Council adopted an ordinance requiring LAX-area hotels to pay workers a living wage. Hotel industry groups responded by launching a referendum and filing a lawsuit, delaying implementation of the living wage ordinance for more than a year. This report outlines...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Virginia
Source Alexandria City Council
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice
This ordinance establishes regulations regarding the required wage rate for public contracts. It stipulates that contractors must pay their employees, assigned to work on city-owned or controlled property, an hourly rate equal to the average poverty threshold for a family of four...

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
This report evaluates the public cost of law wages in all 50 states....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Mississippi
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Community Development
Cooperation Jackson emerged as an independent organization focused on developing a cooperative economy in the city of Jackson in 2014. As a network of cooperative enterprises, Cooperation Jackson works to reduce income and wealth gaps, generate living wage jobs with quality healthcare,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education, Health, Public Safety
During the COVID-19 pandemic, early educators are being asked to serve children of other essential workers without the appropriate pay, health care, and personal protective equipment (PPE) or recognition that should come with risking their lives. This infographic outlines the risks...

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 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Despite a decline in the state's unemployment rate and job recovery after the 2007 recession, wages in Ohio have stagnated. This infographic reveals that many projected job openings still fail to pay a living wage and advocates for increased worker bargaining power, raising the minimum...

Type Ordinance
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
The ordinance requires Miwaukee County and employers that are contractors, subcontractors, or lessees of, or recipients of economic development financial assistance from, the county to pay all covered full and part-time employees a living wage equal to 100% of the poverty income level...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report evaluates the City of Los Angeles' proposed minimum wage increase to $13.75 by 2017 and $15.25 by 2019, It evaluates the proposal's impact on workers, businesses, and the overall economy....

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