Town Hall on Minimum Compensation Ordinance

Posted by on September 25, 2017

Title: Town Hall on Minimum Compensation Ordinance
Location: Temple United Methodist Church, 65 Beverly St, San Francisco
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Description: SUPPORT RAISING WAGES FOR Non-Profit Workers

Come express your views and ask SF Supervisors where they stand on supporting raising wages for non-profit workers. Supervisors could be voting
on a Minimum Compensation Ordinance measure that will raise wages for people who work:
• at a city-funded non-profit organization
• in a CalWORKs program
• at the airport
• as IHSS homecare workers
• on a city service contract

A Town Hall Meeting About the Minimum Compensation Ordinance
WHEN: September 27, 2017
TIME: 6:30 – 8 pm
WHERE: Temple United Methodist Church, 65 Beverly St, San Francisco
Refreshments will be served.
Let’s sum it up, plain and simple. In a nutshell:
• Minimum Compensation Ordinance (MCO) of 2000 requires all SF City & County contractors pay their employees a living wage.
• That minimum wage is to be adjusted annually according to increase in Consumer Price Index (CPI).
• Language in the MCO allows the mayor to skirt the scheduled adjustment for nonprofits by sending a letter to the Board of Supervisors stating that the City lacks
“sufficient funds” for the increase.
• MCO language also allows nonprofit contractors to get a waiver from complying with the ordinance if the nonprofit does not receive an “adequate increase in its
contract allocation to pay for the CPI increase of the fiscal year.”
The Problem:
• The City routinely underestimates revenues and overestimates expenditures.
• When the City refuses to increase nonprofits’ contracts by the amount necessary to give the CPI adjustment, the nonprofits are then off the hook to raise pay.
• Nonprofit workers pay for rent, bills, transportation and food too–why should we be paid less?
The Solution:
• We need City legislation that would eliminate all loophole language in the MCO currently allowing the City to skirt its obligation to fund the annual nonprofit
wage adjustment.
• This would create immediate parity for nonprofit workers contracted by the City.
• It would also ensure that in coming years, the City is required to fund the annual increase in nonprofit wage rates, regardless of projections.
• Nonprofit workers don’t do it for the money, but we

need money to live, too!
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2017-09-27

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