UPDATED MARCH 1, 2023. Compilation of living wage and self-sufficiency calculators that provide data on California.
California Workers' Rights: A Manual of Job Rights, Protections and Remedies
Our minimum wage and living wage tools and resources includes our Inventory of US City and County Minimum Wage Ordinances and a table of current local minimum wages in California.
Living Wage Policies and Big-Box Retail: How a Higher Wage Standard Would Impact Walmart Workers and Shoppers
In this study we update a previous analysis of how a higher wage standard would impact both Walmart workers and consumers, and how those impacts are distributed across income levels. We use a $12 per hour minimum as the hypothetical wage standard for the analysis.
Creating Good Jobs in Our Communities: How Higher Wage Standards Affect Economic Development and Employment
This report assesses the question of whether or not business assistance living wage laws reduce jobs and economic development activity in the cities that choose to pass them.
Raising The Bar: The Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point Development Community Benefits Agreement
Community Benefits Agreement are legally binding agreements between developers and private community organizations that set conditions on the development project, and in exchange ensure community support and reduce the risks of litigation.
Living Wage Policies and Wal-Mart: How a Higher Wage Standard Would Impact Wal-Mart Workers and Shoppers
This study analyzes what the impact on Wal-Mart workers and shoppers would be if the retailer increased its minimum wage to $10 per hour. It finds that a $10 per hour minimum wage would provide significant, concentrated benefits to Wal-Mart workers, the majority in low-income families, while the costs would be dispersed in small amounts among many consumers across the income spectrum.
Impacts of the Proposed Living Wage Ordinance for The City of Petaluma: City Employees, Contracts, Leases, Franchises, Agreements and Grants
This report contains an analysis of the fiscal impact to the City of Petaluma of their proposed Living Wage Ordinance. The purpose of this report is to help City officials make an informed decision regarding its potential costs and benefits.
IRLE Working Paper; Industrial Relations, vol. 44, no. 1. This paper evaluates the costs, benefits and related impacts of living wage policies implemented at the San Francisco Airport (SFO). Unlike other living wage…
In this study we examine the determinants of low-wage labor markets at the airport, the scope of t he new policies at SFO, and the impacts of those policies on workers, employers, consumers and taxpayers, with special attention to the effects on airport safety and security.
We examine here the Quality Standards Program, an innovative effort at San Francisco International Airport that addresses this key issue, and with favorable results. This program may provide a model for improved airport security and safety nationally.
This report highlights best practices in living wage movements through case studies of Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, and San Diego campaigns.