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)