Starting in the 1990’s, San Francisco launched a series of bold but relatively unknown public policy experiments to improve wages and benefits for thousands of local workers. Since then, scholars have documented the effects of those policies on compensation, productivity, job creation, and health coverage. Opponents predicted a range of negative impacts, but the evidence tells a decidedly different tale. This book brings together that evidence for the first time, reviews it as a whole, and considers its lessons
for local, state, and federal policymakers.
Join the Discussion!
Ken Jacobs is Chair of the Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California, Berkeley
Gordon Mar is Executive Director of Jobs with Justice San Francisco
Ann O’Leary is Vice President of Next Generation
Michael Reich is Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley
Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event or place your order online from UC Press. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Teresa Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info download this flier.
Start Time: 5:30 PM