Education workers are ineligible for unemployment insurance when school is out for the summer
New study finds a lift of the Los Angeles minimum wage to $15.25 will boost the economy
New tools for land use decisions and development policies that decrease greenhouse gas emissions
Communities in Los Angeles County have a new set of tools for land use decisions and development policies that decrease greenhouse gas emissions and improve workers’ wages. A report by the Economic Roundtable, Industry Greenhouse Gas and Wage Sustainability, identifies the climate change effects as well as the wage sustainability of jobs in each industry.
Most California school employees in classified positions such as teacher assistants, childcare workers, janitors, and office clerks struggle to support their families with incomes that are often inadequate to pay for food, housing and health care. The median annual earnings of classified workers in 2012 was only $20,700, well below self-sufficiency standards.
Raising L.A.'s minimum wage to $15.25 per hour will put $5.9 billion new dollars into the pockets of workers and families, and provide stimulus benefits for under-invested communities.
San Gabriel Valley ranks in the lowest tier, in terms of sustainability measures, emitting less greenhouse gases per job than the County but compensating workers at lower wages.
San Fernando Valley ranks in the middle tier, in terms of sustainability measures, emitting less greenhouse gases per job than Los Angeles County but compensating workers at lower wages.