San Francisco

When Mandates Work

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 20, 2014

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Todd Fong

Two decades ago, San Francisco launched a series of public policy experiments to improve wages, and scholars have been documenting their effects since. Join the author of the new book When Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards at the Local Level to learn about the policies, the debate around them and lessons for local, state and federal policymakers.

+ Ken Jacobs / UC Berkeley Labor Center


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Phone: 415.781.8726


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$10 non-members
Okay to bring lunch

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