Supervisors Back Revised Living Wage Ordinance

Dec 8, 2015
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  After five months of further study, and a bit of tinkering, Sonoma County Supervisors have lined up behind a new Living Wage Ordinance for the firms and non-profits that contract with the county.

Supervisors Susan Gorin and James Gore comprised the Ad Hoc committee that spent much of the past several months studying and discussion the Living Wage Ordinance with a host of stakeholders. It was time well spent, says Gorin.

  Better pay for in home health workers is necessary to uphold the rights of their infirm and disabled clients. That’s one of several supportive findings in a new pro-labor report.

Click here to read the full North Bay Worker's Rights Board "Report on Wages, Benefits and Working Conditions of Home Care Providers for the County of Sonoma."

Supervisors Adopt Living Wage Proposal

Jun 9, 2015
Bruce Robinsoon, KRCB

  Sonoma County Supervisors have unanimously backed a $15 per “Living Wage” for workers paid directly or indirectly by the county. But it’s going take a year or more to be fully implemented.

Automation Drives Wage Inequality

Jan 15, 2014

  Beyond the extreme  income inequality that has characterized the US economy over the past decade, there is also a growing gap in the wages earned by workers. The result is further contraction of the American middle class.

Professor Steven Cuellar will talk about the Causes and Consequences of Wage Inequality at tonight’s Science Buzz Café event in Sebastopol.

Courtesy of Flickr user Corey Templeton.

On today’s North Bay Report we look at a regional initiative to strengthen then middle class -- the Bay Area Regional Prosperity Plan is a three-year initiative funded by a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. 


CA has 21 days to submit a plan to reach the 137% cap on prison population, or face contempt of court chages.

ALSO: A bill to prevent private college loan lenders from garnishing 25-percent of a student’s wages heads to CA Senate committee.