Policy Insights 2016: Workshop Will Discuss State and Local Minimum Wage Campaigns

California’s statewide minimum wage rose to $10 an hour in January. However, efforts to raise this state minimum wage to $15 an hour have already started, and cities across California are also debating raising their minimum wage. This year promises to be a busy one for deliberations over minimum wage policies. How will you keep up?

A workshop at Policy Insights 2016 will feature leading experts providing an update on the minimum wage debate, the unique perspective of small business, and a discussion of how the minimum wage interacts with other programs to lift people out of poverty. Panelists will also discuss the strengths and possible trade-offs of a higher minimum wage in California. Speakers include:

  • Jessica Bartholow, Policy Advocate, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Mark Herbert, California Director, Small Business Majority
  • Ken Jacobs, Chair, Labor Center, University of California, Berkeley
  • Moderator: Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget & Policy Center

Our conference also includes timely sessions on budget policy, housing, criminal justice, education, and much more. We hope you can join us at Policy Insights on March 9, 2016, at the Sacramento Convention Center. For a full list of speakers and sessions, visit our registration page.