Oakland Minimum Wage Went Up To $13.23 Per Hour January 1, 2018
Oakland, CA (Press Release) Oakland’s Measure FF, a voter enacted ballot measure passed in November 2014 provides annual increases to Oakland’s Minimum Wage based on the local Consumer Price Index (CPI). Effective January 1, 2018, the rate rises 37¢, from $12.86 to $13.23 per hour. The law also requires that employers inform employees of the increase by December 15, 2017. To assist employers, the City of Oakland has posted notification posters at http://ift.tt/2Eee3ut. Many cities and states across the nation have enacted minimum wage laws so that workers may earn a wage that will allow them to provide for themselves and their families. Oakland voters spoke at the ballot box by resoundingly passing Measure FF with an 82% majority in November 2014. Regionally, several cities have also enacted minimum wage laws.
San Francisco’s minimum wage is currently $14.00 per hour and Emeryville’s is $14.00 per hour for Small Businesses and $15.20 per hour for Large Businesses.
“Raising the minimum is the right thing to do and helps all Oakland workers,” said Mayor Libby Schaaf. “It also supports our local shops and economy when residents earn a respectable wage. As we continue to fight the cost of living crisis in our region, raising the minimum wage is the morally responsible thing to do.”