City Hall politics tragically took a front seat to good public policy when Mayor Kevin Johnson and the Sacramento City Council approved a citywide minimum wage hike that will climb to $12.50 by 2020. The proposal, once actually written, is expected to include both a year delay for businesses with 100 or fewer employees and a $2 credit against the city minimum wage for those who provide health care to employees.
Based on the direct feedback of our local members, we remained consistent and bullish in fighting for total comp, the youth wage and the provisions of the original proposal. This is consistent with the policies that our state and local government advocates fight for throughout the local level in other parts of the state, as well as within the State Capitol.
Thank you for your continued engagement over the last few months, your outreach to Councilmembers, and for your support. While disappointed, it was these collective efforts that avoided a $15 minimum wage from ever having any real traction.