San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2007
The YWCA San Francisco & Marin has adopted a self-sufficiency wage policy for all its employees. The wage, currently $15.15 per hour in San Francisco, is based on the pay rate working adults in a particular area need to meet basic needs without subsidies of any kind. It is determined by objective survey information collected from credible third-party sources such as Wider Opportunities for Women and the Living Wage Resource Center.
"The YWCA is committed to helping individuals achieve economic stability and independence," said Gloria Lau, Board President of the YWCA San Francisco & Marin. "What better way to demonstrate our commitment than with our own employees."
"This self-sufficiency resolution reflects our mission to empower women," said Sylvia Cagle, Interim Executive Director. "Our staff provides critical services to women, seniors, teens and youth in one of the most costly places to live in the country."
The YWCA supports initiatives to increase women's earning power, including policies that promote equal pay and eliminate the disparity whereby women earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men.
About the YWCA San Francisco & Marin
The YWCA San Francisco & Marin was founded in 1878 to advocate on behalf of women, girls and families. Today, the YWCA San Francisco & Marin provides a wide range of community-based services for teens, youth, older adults and seniors. The Come Into The Sun program serves and mentors youth in the juvenile justice system or who are at risk. The YouthWorks program assists girls in recognizing their own potential and creating change within themselves and their communities. The Chinatown Youth Programs serve and tutor elementary age, newly immigrant children and families. The FiftyPlus Program provides employment services for older women in Marin County. TechGYRLS® educates girls about technology. The YWCA Apartments, a San Francisco landmark, provides 97 low-income housing units to seniors and disabled individuals. Visit our web site at http://www.ywcasf-marin.org for more information.