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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 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 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source The Economic Progress Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This brief outlines results from the Economic Policy Institute's study on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 by 2015. It finds that raising the minimum wage will dually improve the economic well-being of Rhode Islanders and strengthen...

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Health
Local policy is more likely to generate lasting change if it responds to the needs and priorities of local residents and is grounded in their lived experiences. However, some state legislatures are using the legal doctrine of preemption to block local policy innovations. This report...

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 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 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) 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....

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Early educators are some of the lowest-paid workers in every state, which especially burdens African American and Hispanic women in this profession. This report analyzes the racial disparities that exist in early education employment. Findings show that African American early educators...

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 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...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center
Policy Areas Children & Families
A child’s first three years of life is the most rapid and sensitive period of development, and it sets the foundation for long-term health and wellbeing. All children deserve the opportunity to be born healthy and raised in nurturing, stimulating, stable, and secure care environments...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source State Innovation Exchange
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) 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 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 raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, broken out by county....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Faith in Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Health, Transportation & Mobility, Education
In order to improve the health of Americans, policymakers must expand the focus around health to include the socioeconomic and environmental factors that affect an individual’s and a community’s health. This report addresses the factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and community;...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This brief looks at the state and local impact of a $15 minimum wage if it were phased in at a rate of $1 per year from 2019 until 2022. It finds that both low- and middle-class families benefit from an increase in the minimum wage....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
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 proposed minimum wage laws in various North Bay cities. It evaluates the potential impacts on workers, employment, and businesses....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source American Sustainable Business Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report outlines the results from a scientific national phone poll of small business owners with employees. It finds that small businesses' support for raising the federal minimum wage is strong across the United States. Small business owners believe that a higher minimum wage...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This study assesses the impact of higher wages on Walmart workers and consumers, and breaks down how these effects are distributed across income levels. Their analysis reveals that establishing a higher minimum wage for big box retail workers would significantly benefit workers living...

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...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
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, Health, Education, Children & Families
This report discusses the shared and divergent challenges in the home care and early care and education industries. It also reviews emerging policy initiatives to fund wage increases for home care and early care and education workers and identifies principles for public policy going...

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