WE SUPPORT A LIVING WAGE
The League of Women Voters of Boulder County supports a living wage in Boulder County. Read our position on Minimum / Living Wages here.
The living wage is the minimum earned amount that enables an individual or family of a certain composition, in a particular geographical location, to be economically self-sufficient without reliance on public income support programs.
In Boulder County the Living Wage is higher than in other parts of the U.S. See the calculations for a variety of family sizes here or here.
In 2017, with local partner organizations we advocated and won a living wage for City of Boulder employees.
Now, we’re helping advocate a living wage for all City of Longmont employees, not only full-time benefitted city employees.
We have established the Coalition for Living Wage in Longmont. Read the Coalition's statement here..
Our main proposal is that the city insert a labor practices clause into their contracts with outside services which would stipulate a minimum wage and other conditions. For details of our proposal, click here.
Our living wage advocacy activities have so all included:
- Gathering information on Longmont's current wage scale for city employees;
- Meeting with each Longmont City Council members individually to explain our proposal
- Testifying before City Council in July, October and November 2018 about the need for and benefits of a living wage; and
- Hosting a Living Wage breakfast on October 24 for members of the faith community, non-profits, and City Council members and staff.
Will you help achieve a living wage in 2019?
Check our Events Calendar for upcoming Living Wage Longmont planning meetings.
Or contact Peggy Leech at (720) 646-4474 for more information.