WHEREAS the California minimum wage is currently $9.00 per hour which only allows an employee in California working a full-time, 40-hour week for 52 weeks per year to earn $72.00 per day or $18,720 per year; and
WHEREAS the current pre-tax “very low income” threshold (50% of the Area Median Income) for the Oakland Metropolitan Region is $32,200 for a single-earner household-nearly twice the amount earned by a full-time worker making minimum wage; and
WHEREAS the City of Oakland has voted to raise it’s minimum wage to $12.25 per hour and require paid sick leave, and the City of Berkeley has voted to raise it’s minimum wage to $12.53 per hour by 2016 and is looking to adopt an additional increase, and the City of San Francisco has voted to raise it’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee (ACDCC) calls on the City of Emeryville to adopt a Minimum Wage Ordinance that would raise the hourly wage to at least $14.42 per hour by July 1, 2015.
Respectfully Submitted by Andy Kelley and Jesse Arreguin, AD 15 Members and Igor Tregub AD 15 Alternate. Passed by ACDCC on April 1, 2015.