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This report examines methods for cities to improve job quality in their communities by using city regulatory power to establish wage floors and other employment standards, regulating domestic-employee placing agencies, using city resources to enforce existing government employment regulations, implementing equal opportunity employment policies, using city proprietary interests, and curbing employers' practices that take advantage of immigrant workers. The policy recommendations in the report are based on the experience of cities around the country.
This ordinance amends the Philadelphia code to require employers within organizations or public agencies that receive city contracts, subcontracts, leases, concessions, financial assistance, or other forms of city support to provide their employees with a higher minimum wage. The new minimum wage standard in this ordinance is an hourly wage, excluding benefits, of at least 150 percent of the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. This ordinance also establishes a Living Wage Advisory Committee to review the implementation and effectiveness of this law.
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.
Small business owners believe that a higher minimum wage would increase consumer purchasing power and reduce employee turnover. Small business's support for raising the federal minimum wage is strong across the United States.
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.
The ordinance requires the city and all qualifying businesses to pay employees a living wage; and indexes minimum wage increases to the consumer price index for the western region for urban wage earners and clerical workers.
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.
This report evaluates the prosal to establish a $13.50 an hour minimum wage by 2019 in the city of Sacramento in three steps. It evaluates the potential impacts on workers, employment, and businesses.
This report estimates the impacts of a $15 minimum wage in California's San Jose and Santa Clara County on workers and business.
This report evaluates proposals in various North Bay cities. It evaluates the potential impacts on workers, employment, and businesses.