prevailing wage

WAGE INCREASE SCALED BACK BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT TODD GLORIA

 

By Nadin Abbott

Reprinted and updated with permission; original published at http://nadinabbottblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/wage-increase-scaled-back-by-council-president-todd-gloria/

June 19, 2014 (San Diego)-- There are moments of great political theater in our government bodies, and Monday saw one of them. Rabbi Laurie Coskey of the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice brought pie to Council. It was an all-American Apple pie. It was a pie to be split by the City Council, but she admonished them to leave a slice for workers, who are not getting enough of the pie.

NEW LAW REQUIRES CHARTER CITIES TO PAY PREVAILING WAGES

By Miriam Raftery

October 14, 2013 (San Diego’s East County ) – Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 7, which requires charter cities to pay prevailing wages for public works construction projects or lose state funds. 

In East County, the measure will impact El Cajon, which last year passed a ballot measure to become a charter.  Now projects such as a new animal shelter will have to be built by workers paid the region’s prevailing wage.

MAYOR’S PREVALING WAGE ORDINANCE APPROVED BY SD COUNCIL

By Miriam Raftery

 

July 31, 2013 (San Diego) --  On Tuesday, the San Diego City Council yesterday enacted a significant reform benefitting city workers.  Mayor Bob Filner’s proposal to require that construction workers on city projects be paid a prevailing wage won approval in a 5 to 4 vote.  The prevailing wage is defined as the most commonly paid wage for a particular type of work in San Diego County.

“This decision to pay a fair, livable wage to the hard working men and women in the construction business is long overdue,” said Mayor Filner.  “I applaud the City Councilmembers who stood up to do the right thing and voted in favor of the Prevailing Wage Ordinance.”