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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Higher minimum wage would reduce inequality, benefit families, offer women and workers of color higher wages. The report recommendsto raise the wage in Columbus to $12 per hour by 2021....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report provides a detailed economic impact of the Los Angeles Living Wage ordinace....

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2005
Level County
State(s) New Jersey
Source Hudson County Board Of Chosen Freeholders
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance specifies minimum wage and benefit requirements for service workers of vendors, contractors, and subcontractors who contract with the County of Hudson. The ordinance grants the following for workers who work 20 hours or more per week: an hourly pay rate 150 percent...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Jersey City City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance amends the Jersey City Municipal Code by requiring City contractors to provide their employees, whether full- or part-time, with a standard hourly rate of pay, benefits, and paid leave during the time of their contract. Additionally, when a contractor’s service is terminated,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This technical report outlines the date and methodology developed by the UC Berkeley Labor Center to estiamte the number of workers imapcted by proposed local minimum wages laws, as well as the expected increase in wages. This report outlines the challenges of dealing with data limitations...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
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 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....

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report estimates the impacts of a $15 minimum wage in California's San Jose and Santa Clara County on workers and business....

Type Ordinance
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance adds Article 4 to Chapter X of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to create an Airport Hospitality Enhancement Zone. By designating the Century Boulevard Corridor as an Airport Hospitality enhancement zone, the City will improve and encourage the continuing growth and development...

Type Ordinance
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance mandates city service contractors or recipients of city financial assistance of $50,000 or more pay employees a living wage equivalent to the federal poverty line for a family of four. It also requires companies to have local-hiring policies for new jobs created through...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) California
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
This report provides a closer look at the well-being of California's early educators during the COVID-19 public health crisis, using data collected from the 2020 California Early Care and Education Workforce Study. Key findings show that educators' low wages leave them vulnerable...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Outdated workplace policies have failed to keep pace with the demands on today's workforce, limiting our economic growth....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
This report outline the cost in terms of public assistance the New England states must spend to subsidize low wage employment models....

Type Ordinance
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
An ordinance amending Sections 10.37.1,10.37.2,10.37.3 and adding a new subsection (d) to Section 10.37.11 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code to provide certain covered airport workers with an increased health benefit payment and to additionally index such health benefit payment...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
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 fact sheet summerizes the potential impact from San Diego's 3 step minimum wage increase to $11.50 in 2017 and then being index to inflation beginning in 2019. They estimiate the number of workers impacted and the impact along different demographics and industries....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The minimum wage for Ohioans is too low to cover the basic cost of living. A $15 minimum wage by 2023 will boost the Ohio economny by benefiting low wage workers, parents and children, and improve racial eand gender equity....

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 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
According to the Economic Development Department, 43 percent of the people who work in hotels in Los Angeles earn wages that put them below the federal poverty line. This ordinance adds Article 6 to Chapter XVIII of the Los Angeles Municipal Code requiring a minimum wage for hotel...

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 followed by annual increases indexed to inflation. It evaluates the impact on workers, businesses, and the overall economy evaluating various policy design options....

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 report evaluated the potential impact of the 2014 ballot measure to raise Oakland's minimum wage to $12.25. They found it would increase wages for 25% of the workforce. Costs would be managed through savings from reduced turnover, increase productivity, and small price increases...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health
This report evaluates 6 months out the impact of the city extending their Living Wage Ordiance to include the provision of healthcare for service workers at LAX airport....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Oakland City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report examines the decline of Milwaukee's economy over the past 30 years and evaluates the city's current challenges including high unemployment, low job quality, extreme racial inequality, and central city economic isolation. The report recommends overcoming these challenges...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This fact sheet outlines the number of workers who would see a raise under California's plan to raist the minimum wage to $15 an hour, broken out by county....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report looks at the rising use of preemption by state legislatures to undercut local labor standards. It provides an overview of five key areas of labor and employment policy affected by preemption—including minimum wage, paid leave, fair work scheduling, prevailing wage, and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Public Safety, Health
The U.S. economy is headed towards greater inequality as middle-class jobs are becoming increasingly scarce, while low wage jobs are growing. This report details ten proposals to strengthen the economy for the long term by creating “good” jobs and addressing the economic insecurity...

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