Originally published in The Mercury News, March 31, 2019

The city of Fremont, California recently voted to exempt nonprofits from minimum wage requirements when they rise to $15/hour in 2020. 

Sandy Clement McKinley, NFF Vice President, Advisory Services, argues that nonprofit employees deserve a fair wage, and when government officials contract nonprofit organizations to provide services and programs, those contracts should cover the full costs of service delivery.

“We have to ask ourselves, if housing, health, education, arts, and all of the other things we trust nonprofits to provide are truly important to our community, how can we better support those doing this critical work?”

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