Minimum Wage Hike Puts Nonprofits in an Awkward Position

Minimum Wage Hike Puts Nonprofits in an Awkward Position

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CalNonprofits, the state nonprofit industry’s lobbying arm, conditionally endorsed unspecified wage-hike proposals last year. Weeks before that announcement, 77 percent of nonprofits that responded to a CalNonprofits survey backed an increased minimum wage.

CalNonprofits policy director Nancy Berlin said about a quarter revealed they’d need to pull in more cash to make it work.

More recently, most nonprofits have been mum about how a $15 minimum wage might affect them.

Berlin said the silence was both tactical and philosophical.

“(Nonprofits) were nervous but they didn’t want to look like they were opposed,” Berlin said. “It didn’t look like the right thing to do.”

After all, Berlin said, most nonprofit leaders who have communicated with CalNonprofits do believe raising the minimum wage is the right move.

Some are just worried.

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Voice of San Diego
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