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 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?
• 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
• 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!
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