Raise Wages

a. Campaign for City Funding for MCO Wage Increase for Non-profits

The MCO Nonprofit Working Group issued a recommendation on April 1, 2019, that nonprofits be funded for direct costs of increasing the minimum rate to $16.50 per hour and for wage compaction of increasing wages by $1 per hour up to $30 per hour. (Read more)

b. Wage Increases Won for 25,000 Low-wage Workers in 2018

The Board of Supervisors at their October 23 meeting unanimously passed amendments to the Minimum Compensation Ordinance after a deal was reached with the Mayor’s office. The minimum rate for non-profit workers and CalWORKs participants increases to $16.50 per hour on July 1, 2019, and then every July 1 afterwards it will have a cost-of-living adjustment to keep up with inflation. (Read more)

c. Support the Heroes Act

The CARES Act which was passed down to help out those who were impacted by COVID-19. However, individuals such as Dreamers, sex workers, people without Social Security Cards, and undocumented immigrants have been left out. The Heroes Act was introduced to give extended health insurance, unemployment insurance, and much more. If passed, the Heroes Act could extend to reach out to undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable communities. (Read more)