13 in 3
: A Proposal for a Sustainable Minimum Wage Increase for Oakland
$13 in 3:
The Oakland minimum wage would increase to $13/hr in three years according to the following:
Large organizations (over 50 FTEs): $13 by July 1, 2017, starting with $11 on July 1, 2015
Small organizations (50 FTEs or less): $13 by July 1, 2019 (2-year reprieve), starting at $11 on July 1, 2017
Existing Lift Up Initiative
13 in 3: Large Orgs (>50 FTEs) 13 in 3: Local/ Small Business & Non-Profits
Longer phase-in for local/small businesses and non-profits, and additional flexibility for small local restaurants:
Provide for a 2-year reprieve for our small businesses and non-profit organizations under 50 FTEs to get to the $13 minimum, and provide flexibility to local restaurants with directly tipped employees already making 3-5 times minimum wage with tips.
Youth and summer internships and trainee programs NOT included:
Trainee programs and youth internship programs and trainees would not be subject to the new local minimum wage, instead following the 25% state minimum wage increase already approved (or another yet to be approved in the future at the state or federal level).
Employees providing social services that are reimbursed by fixed state/federal rates NOT included:
Direct care social service employees whose salaries are paid by fixed state/federal reimbursements would not be subject to the new local minimum wage, instead following the 25% state minimum wage increase already approved (or another yet to be approved in the future at the state or federal levels of government).
Collective bargaining agreements NOT included:
Collective bargaining agreements must NOT be included, utilizing the exact language of the existing Lift Up proposal.
No other provisions:
This is about increasing the minimum wage for employees in a sustainable way by 2020 in Oakland and across the region, and we should not be throwing other policies into the mix.