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Living Wage Policy

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Valley Water has a Living Wage Policy that requires that people doing work for, or on behalf of Valley Water be paid a living wage.

Valley Water Board of Directors first adopted a Living Wage Policy in 2003. This policy was confirmed by the Board in 2008, and further revised in 2011.

On August 27, 2019, the Valley Water Board of Directors approved an update to Valley Water’s Living Wage Policy. The new policy applies to any new janitorial services and security services contracts and requires that workers employed on these contracts be paid at a wage either at or above the living wage rate, and be provided health insurance benefits as defined in the policy. The new policy will affect all contracts for janitorial services and security services that go into effect after August 27, 2019. 

Effective July 1, 2020, the minimum living wage to be paid to employees shall be to $24.47 per hour.

Click here to view the Living Wage Policy, effective July 1, 2020.

For more information, please contact Roslyn Fuller at [email protected] or (408) 630-2379.

History of Living Wage Rates

History of living wage rates under current Living Wage Policy effective July 1, 2020

Effective Dates Living Wage Rate
July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 $24.47
August 27, 2019 - June 30, 2020 $23.78
June 30, 2019 - August 26, 2019 $22.98

History of living wage rates under former Living Wage Policy

Click here to view the former Living Wage Policy.

Effective Dates Rate W/Health Benefits Rate W/O Health Benefits
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 $21.73 $22.98
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 $20.57 $21.82
July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 $20.14 $21.39
July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 $18.32 $19.57
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 $17.81 $19.06
July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 $15.78 $17.03
July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 $14.73 $15.98
July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012 $13.59 $14.84
July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011 $12.94  $14.19
July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010 $12.83 $14.08
July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009 $12.83 $14.08
July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008 $12.66 $13.91
July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007 $12.27 $13.52
July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006 $11.61 $12.86
July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2005 $10.72 $11.97