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When Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards at the Local Level

When Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards at the Local Level

Released by UC Press, When Mandates Work analyzes and evaluates the impact of local labor standards policies on pay, employment, and benefits.

Starting in the 1990s, San Francisco launched a series of bold but relatively unknown public policy experiments to improve wages and benefits for thousands of local workers. Since then, scholars have documented the effects of those policies on compensation, productivity, job creation, and health coverage. Opponents predicted a range of negative impacts, but the evidence tells a decidedly different tale. This book brings together that evidence for the first time, reviews it as a whole, and considers its lessons for local, state, and federal policymakers.

 

Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Glossary

Chapter 1. When Do Mandates Work?
Ken Jacobs and Michael Reich

PART I THE PAY MANDATES

Chapter 2. Labor Market Impacts of San Francisco’s Minimum Wage
Arindrajit Dube, Suresh Naidu, and Michael Reich

Chapter 3. Liftoff: Raising Wages at San Francisco Airport
Peter V. Hall, Ken Jacobs, and Michael Reich

Chapter 4. Living Wages and Home Care Workers
Candace Howes

PART II THE BENEFIT MANDATES

Chapter 5. Health Spending Requirements in San Francisco
Carrie H. Colla, William H. Dow, and Arindrajit Dube

Chapter 6. Requiring Equal Benefi ts for Domestic Partners
Christy Mallory and Brad Sears

Chapter 7. Universal Paid Sick Leave
Vicky Lovell

PART III MAKING THE MANDATES WORK

Chapter 8. Enforcement of Labor Standards
Miranda Dietz, Donna Levitt, and Ellen Love

Chapter 9. Labor Policy and Local Economic Development

Miriam J. Wells

Chapter 10. Community Benefi t Agreements and Economic Development at Hunters Point Shipyard
Ken Jacobs

Chapter 11. Mandates: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
Miranda Dietz, Ken Jacobs, and Michael Reich

Contributors
Index