Today, SFWPC sent a letter to members of the Board of Supervisors Budget Committee strongly opposing an attempt by the City’s Human Resources Department to slash the pay rate of 45 job classifications, which tend to be filled by women and people of color. The letter, addressed to Supervisors Mark Farrell, Eric Mar, John Avalos, London Breed and Scott Wiener, expressed our solidarity with SEIU 1021 on the matter.
These efforts threaten to reverse the landmark 1986 pay-equity law thatresulted in significant advances toward racial and gender parity within SanFrancisco government. San Francisco should be proud of its legacy amongbig cities of working to eliminate “job ghettos” where women and people ofcolor are paid 20 to 40 percent less on average than men performing workthat requires comparable skills, effort, responsibility, and work conditions.
SFWPC is the largest and most active women’s political organization in SanFrancisco and is committed to educating our members about issues facingwomen and families, engaging them in the political process, and giving thema voice to influence policy. Livable wages and pay equity have been a coreissue for SFWPC since its inception in 2002. Now, a decade later, we seemore families and people of color being priced out of San Francisco thanever before, and we stand firmly with our partner SEIU 1021 who isworking diligently to protect paycheck fairness and retain our workforce.
Click here to see a full copy of SFWPC’s Pay Equity Letter.