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The Impact of City-Specific Minimum Wage Standards

By Center for Economic and Policy Research
Mar 22 2011

Washington, DC – City minimum wages don't hurt the employment prospects of low-wage workers, according to a new report released today by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) that analyzes the wage and employment effects of the first three city-specific minimum wages in the U.S.

Claims That Employers at the Kingsbridge Armory Can't Pay a Living Wage Don't Add Up

By Paul Sonn and Julian Gross
Huffington Post, Dec 8 2009

This week, the New York City Council will vote on whether to proceed with one of the most exciting development projects in the city - the Kingsbridge Armory, the giant castle in the northwest Bronx that has been vacant for years. The city has approved over $60 million in public subsidies for the developer, the Related Companies, and the community is eager to welcome a bustling shopping center to a neighborhood starved for commerce and good jobs.

National Faith Leaders Call For Lifting Economy By Raising Minimum Wage

Sun Reporter, Jan 29 2009
 

Washington, DC - The leaders of 11 denominations and national faith organizations are among the inaugural signers of Let Justice Roll's letter in support of a $10 federal minimum wage in 2010. Nearly 400 faith leaders from all SO states have already endorsed $10 in 2010 and more are signing on every day.

California’s minimum wage set to increase to $8 per hour with New Year

By Dean Fryer
Dec 6 2007

California’s minimum wage set to increase to $8 per hour with New Year

San francisco - California workers who earn the minimum wage will see their pay increase to $8 per hour starting, Jan. 1, 2008. California will be among the highest minimum wage in the nation, tied with Massachusetts and second behind Washington’s $8.07.

Council sets 'living wage' City contract workers will also make at least $10 an hour.

By SONYA SMITH
OC Register, May 22 2007
Workers contracting with the city will make a "living wage" of at least $10 an hour plus benefits, matching the minimum city employees earn, the City Council ordered Tuesday.

The new law will go into effect instantly for new contracts and will be phased over the next four years for existing contracts. A second council approval is required to establish the law, which mandates that all employees hired by the city – or hired by the city through a contractor – be paid at least $10 an hour plus benefits.

The faithful will vote for American values

Op-ed by Bob Edgar
San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 3 2006
Many are talking about fundamental values, not a litmus test that passes for values. Stem cells and same-sex marriage are taking a back seat to honesty, integrity, truth and justice, the closer we get to election day. "Who can you trust" is being asked more than whether a candidate believes the same way I do.

San Francisco Spotlights Workers' Stakes in Midterm Election

By Aaron Glantz
OneWorld US, Oct 31 2006
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 31 (OneWorld) - Workers in this city could become the first in the nation to be guaranteed paid sick leave after voters go to the polls her and across the country next Tuesday.

Proposition F on the city's ballot would require that employees earn paid sick leave at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked.

The measure is among numerous proposals across the country to address bread-and-butter issues, like the minimum wage, that advocates say federal legislators and authorities have neglected.

Economic Power Focus of Religious Conference in San Francisco

KCBS, Oct 25 2006

San Francisco, Calif. (KCBS)  -- Religious leaders from around California are meeting in San Francisco for the next few days to discuss ways to bring more economic justice to those in need.

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