ACDCC Resolution in Support of Increasing the Minimum Wage in Emeryville

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.

Paid for by the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee, P.O. Box 3937 Hayward, CA 94540-3937. 
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.