Raising Wages

a. Campaign to Raise the State Minimum Wage
The Living Wage Act, a proposed ballot measure to increase the California minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2025, would build on existing minimum wage policies and raise pay for around five million California workers according to two new companion reports released by the UC Berkeley Labor Center and the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED). (Read more)
b. Fight for $15 and a Union for Fastfood Workers
This week, our chants and cheers echoed through the halls of the California state house as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted YES 7-to-1 to pass AB 257 and move towards the Senate floor! AB 257 is a monumental piece of legislation for fast-food workers. The bill would give workers like me a seat at the table with global corporations like McDonald’s, Burger King, and Jack in the Box to set industry-wide standards like wages, benefits and working conditions. We’re gaining momentum, but we need your support. (Read more)
      c. Campaign for Wage Increases for City-funded Nonprofit Workers, IHSS Home Care Workers and CalWORKs Parents in Community Service Jobs
Our City is facing a pending crisis of the implosion of its social infrastructure. There are nearly 5,000 non-profit workers who are performing public services under City contract. These include desk clerks and janitorial staff at supportive housing, and staff at homeless shelters, after-school and summer programs for youth, senior programs, homeless support, violence prevention and mental health services. (Read more)