This survey is intended for people who own or manage a business in Alameda.

The City of Alameda is considering increasing its minimum wage and would like to hear from you.  The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. 

Currently, the minimum wage in Alameda is $10.50 for businesses with 25 or fewer employees and $11.00 for those with over 25 employees.  The statewide minimum wage—including Alameda’s—will gradually reach $15 per hour by 2023 and will then increase annually with the cost of living. 
 
Rate (Jan. 1) 26 Employees or More 25 Employees or Less
2018 $11 $10.50
2019 $12 $11
2020 $13 $12
2021 $14 $13
2022 $15 $14
2023 $15 $15
2024 Indexed Indexed

Many Bay Area cities have passed local minimum wage regulations that go beyond state law to more quickly reach and exceed $15 per hour.  The following East Bay cities have a minimum wage higher than the state’s:

City Current Minimum Wage
San Leandro $13.00
Oakland $13.23
Richmond $13.41
El Cerrito $13.60
Berkeley $13.75
Emeryville (55 or fewer employees) $14.00
Emeryville (56 or more employees) $15.20

Is your business located in Alameda?

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* 1. Is your business located in Alameda?

What position do you hold in the business?

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* 2. What position do you hold in the business?

What industry category best describes your business?

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* 3. What industry category best describes your business?

How many of your employees, both full-time and part-time employees, work in Alameda?

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* 4. How many of your employees, both full-time and part-time employees, work in Alameda?

How many of your employees working in Alameda are part-time?

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* 5. How many of your employees working in Alameda are part-time?

How many of your employees working in Alameda are full-time?

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* 6. How many of your employees working in Alameda are full-time?

If you have hourly employees, do they receive benefits?

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* 7. If you have hourly employees, do they receive benefits?

If your hourly employees receive benefits, what benefits do they receive? [Check all that apply]

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* 8. If your hourly employees receive benefits, what benefits do they receive? [Check all that apply]

What percent of your current employees make the minimum wage ($10.50-$11/hour)

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* 9. What percent of your current employees make the minimum wage ($10.50-$11/hour)

What percent of your current minimum wage employees are 18 years old or younger?

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* 10. What percent of your current minimum wage employees are 18 years old or younger?

What percent of your current employees make above the minimum wage, between $11.01 and $15/hour?

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* 11. What percent of your current employees make above the minimum wage, between $11.01 and $15/hour?

How likely are the following statements to occur at your business location, if the minimum wage in Alameda is gradually increased to $15 an hour by 2020?
Your employees at the minimum wage will be more satisfied and more productive

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* 12. Your employees at the minimum wage will be more satisfied and more productive

You will reduce the total number of workers that you employ

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* 13. You will reduce the total number of workers that you employ

You will reduce the hours for your minimum wage employees

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* 14. You will reduce the hours for your minimum wage employees

Your costs of employee turnover will decrease because employees will be less likely to quit

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* 15. Your costs of employee turnover will decrease because employees will be less likely to quit

Your wages for non-minimum wage workers may be raised

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* 16. Your wages for non-minimum wage workers may be raised

You will close your business

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* 17. You will close your business

You will need to raise prices on your goods and services in order to pay for the increased labor costs

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* 18. You will need to raise prices on your goods and services in order to pay for the increased labor costs

You will move your business to a community that has a lower minimum wage

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* 19. You will move your business to a community that has a lower minimum wage

You will invest in technologies that reduce the need for workers and lower labor costs

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* 20. You will invest in technologies that reduce the need for workers and lower labor costs

Please let us know if you agree or disagree with each of the following statements:
An increase in the minimum wage will help reduce income inequality in our community

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* 21. An increase in the minimum wage will help reduce income inequality in our community

If the minimum wage increases, it will make it harder to start and grow businesses in our community 

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* 22. If the minimum wage increases, it will make it harder to start and grow businesses in our community 

An increase in the minimum wage makes sense for our community, given our high cost of living

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* 23. An increase in the minimum wage makes sense for our community, given our high cost of living

An increase in the minimum wage will result in higher costs of goods and services in Alameda

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* 24. An increase in the minimum wage will result in higher costs of goods and services in Alameda

How much do you favor or oppose the City of Alameda raising its minimum wage to $15/hour by 2020, more quickly than required by the State (which mandates $15/hour by 2022 for businesses with 26 or more employees and by 2023 for businesses with 25 or less employees).

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* 25. How much do you favor or oppose the City of Alameda raising its minimum wage to $15/hour by 2020, more quickly than required by the State (which mandates $15/hour by 2022 for businesses with 26 or more employees and by 2023 for businesses with 25 or less employees).

If the City of Alameda decides to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020, which of the following incremental, phased-in approaches would you prefer?

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* 26. If the City of Alameda decides to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020, which of the following incremental, phased-in approaches would you prefer?

Other comments:

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* 27. Other comments:

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