Task Force recommends minimum wage increase
Battle for economic justice continues on many fronts


Last week, Sacramento’s Income Inequality Task Force recommended an increase in the city’s minimum wage to $12.50 an hour by 2020. The recommendation will now go before the City Council for review and public comment before a final decision is reached.

“We have raised the debate about income inequality and will continue the fight for fair wages throughout California so that no one who works full time lives in poverty,” said Yvonne R. Walker, Local 1000 president.

Our fight for economic justice continues on a number of fronts. Working with a coalition of faith-based and community organizations, Local 1000 is working to improve and expand access to early childhood education. At the same time, we seek to provide more and better job training to create a stronger and more diverse workforce and affordable housing for low-wage workers.

“Achieving economic justice for our members and all Californians is at the core of Local 1000’s Purpose Statement,” said Walker. “We hope to add Sacramento to the growing list of cities increasing the minimum wage and making the middle class stronger.”