The Service Contractor Provision of the Proposed Living Wage Ordinance in Allegheny County: An Impact Assessment

Steve Lopez |

In 2000, Allegheny County Council considered living wage legislation. The proposed ordinance would require that several groups of workers, including workers employed on county service contracts, be paid at least $9.12 per hour if they receive health benefits from their employer and $10.62 per hour otherwise. This report analyzes the benefits and costs of the provisions of the proposed legislation that apply to county service contracts, which mainly involve health and human services.