Raise the Wage! 

 

IT'S TIME TO AMEND THE LIVING WAGE ORDINANCE

Please see this article below for an overview of the revisions the North Bay Jobs with Justice, the North Bay Labor Council, and the Alliance for A Just Recovery have proposed:

 
Here are the Documents submitted to the County of Sonoma for review and revision of the Living Wage Ordinance:
 
1) ONE PAGE SUMMARY of proposed changes and amendments by North Bay Jobs with Justice, North Bay Labor Council, and the Alliance for A Just Recovery
 
2) THREE-PAGE LETTER TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS providing a more detailed description for each major change proposed
 
 
Petaluma (2006), Sonoma (2004), and Sebastopol (2003)
 
5) The blue-lined copy of the ENTIRE ORDINANCE WITH PROPOSED CHANGES for the ordinance;
 
6) A 2021 REPORT by University of Massachusetts economist Dr. Jeanette Wicks-Lim ESTIMATING THE COSTS FOR AMENDING the County of Sonoma Living Wage law to include 12 paid sick days for all covered workers and expanding the coverage of the ordinance to include workers at the county fair and the county airport;
 
7) A 2018 REPORT by University of Pittsburg and Rice University researchers “Damages Done: The Longitudinal Impacts of Natural Hazards on Wealth Inequality in the United States.” 
 
 
9) Three-page Memo from Dr. Peter V. Hall, Urban Studies, Simon Fraser University, on fiscal impacts of the expansion of the Living Wage Ordinance to cover employees of the Sonoma County Airport.
 

 

       Novato City Council Passes $15 Min. Wage          

NBJWJ on the night of our victory passing the Minimum Wage Ordinances in the Cities of Novato (left) and Sonoma (right)

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Santa Rosa Passed a
$15 Minimum Wage Ordinance on
October 1, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

See our Minimum Wage/Wage Theft/Living Wage Resource page for city-specific ordinances and wage theft resources