A survey of nonprofits conducted last month by the California Association of Nonprofits showed that 77% of those with an opinion support increases in the minimum wage.
The CalNonprofits study obtained responses from 329 nonprofits with a total of 11,600 employees. Of these, 83 reported having one or more employees paid at minimum wage, with these indicating they have an average of 11% of staff at that level. The study uncovered three additional key findings:
• Nonprofits need a phase-in period to allow for funding in government contracts to reflect the increased costs of government-paid positions.
• Many nonprofits have unique positions such as subsidized job training programs.
• Nonprofits are concerned about low-income clients losing needed benefits without appropriate planning: 36% reported concern over clients losing Medi-Cal and 29% over losing SSI.