Living Wage Ordinances: The impacts of higher wage and labor standards on local economies
Monday, October 28, 2013
A conversation with California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano; Bob Brownstein, Director of Policy and Research at Working Partnerships USA; and Peter Hall, Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University.
San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Jose have all passed living wage ordinances for workers at airports, and beyond, and have lived to tell the tale. On the ballot in November, the SeaTac Good Jobs Initiative would hospitality and transportation workers at SeaTac a living wage of $15 an hour and other benefits such as paid sick leave.
This Reclaiming Prosperity event invites you to learn how other communities have thrived with living wages in a discussion with California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who advocated for a living wage at San Francisco International Airport as a San Francisco Supervisor and later for a citywide ordinance; Bob Brownstein, Director of Policy and Research at Working Partnerships USA, who was instrumental in developing San Jose’s Living Wage ordinance; and Peter Hall, Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and an expert on costs and benefits of local living and minimum wage policies and employment in port cities.
Reclaiming Prosperity is a Town Hall produced speaker series focused on transforming our economy and building a prosperous future for working people and their families.
Presented as part of the Town Hall Civics series with Working Washington. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation.