The common-sense policies within Proposition I are long overdue, and build on work already being done at the state level.
Nonprofits face a dilemma when it comes to the new statewide minimum wage hike. They tend to favor wage increases generally, even if it means being forced to raise more money or cut back on services to stay afloat.
The San Diego minimum wage ballot initiative still looms. This now unnecessary initiative will put city businesses at a tremendous disadvantage in the short term and create an unreasonable financial burden for most small businesses.
A minimum wage hike passed in record time this week, dominating news out of the Capitol. But in other news from the San Diego’s legislative delegation Senator Patricia Bates is pushing for harsher sentences against opioid dealers and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is trying to get immigrants better access to compensation for on-the-job injuries.
San Diego representatives loomed large Thursday as California legislators approved a bill to raise the minimum wage to a highest-in-the-nation $15 an hour by 2022.
After spending half a million dollars to halt San Diego’s minimum wage hike by forcing it onto the June ballot, business groups might not spend much at all persuading voters not to approve it.
A bill to increase the minimum wage to $13 per hour statewide by 2017 passed the State Senate and may make San Diego’s fight over $11.50 meaningless. At the same time, it’s unclear how enthusiastic the opposition to $11.50 per hour is here as other cities go much higher.
Con: You don’t get any pay to join the Center on Policy Initiatives’ push for a minimum wage increase. Pro: You can turn into a “glitter unicorn for social justice.”
Jeffrey Clemens and Michael Withers’ minimum wage study is so deeply flawed, it shouldn’t have even received a National Bureau of Economic Research “working papers” definition.
Carl DeMaio warned fellow members of his party to offer some kind of alternative to a minimum wage hike that would resonate with the working poor. But so far, San Diego Republicans have stopped short of offering a vision for what they’d do to help lift people out of poverty.