San Francisco’s Proposed City Minimum Wage Law: A Prospective Impact Study

Source: Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, Annette Bernhardt and Ian Perry, University of California Berkeley, Center for Labor Research and Education, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics Policy Brief, August 2014

San Francisco’s mayor, members of the Board of Supervisors, and labor, business and community leaders recently agreed to place an initiative on the November 2014 ballot that would raise the minimum wage in the city to $15.00 an hour by 2018, phased in over four steps. This study examines the effects of the minimum wage proposal on San Francisco workers and businesses.
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