SF Pushing Wage Hikes For Nonprofit Workers

September 27, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Leaders in San Francisco are considering legislation that would up the minimum wage at nonprofits with city contracts to $17 an hour.

There are more than 22,000 workers at nonprofits throughout San Francisco with city contracts. The current contracts call for minimum wages of $15 an hour.

City Supervisors Sandra Fewer and Hillary Ronen are expected to introduce legislation that would increase the minimum wage 75 cents per hour starting Dec. 1 via a supplemental budget. The plan is to move the wage to $17 an hour by 2020-2021.

According to the San Francisco Examiner, the additional revenue would take $13 million from the $127 million balance in the city’s general reserve. The city would need to find funding for the additional years, estimated to cost $40 million and $36.8 million, respectively, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

The proposal includes $7.2 million for approximately 20,000 In-Home Supportive Services workers, $2.9 million for more than 2,000 nonprofit workers and $2.9 million to support nonprofits expected to raise wages for other workers as a result of the minimum wage increase, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

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