Minimum Wage Hike Puts Nonprofits in an Awkward Position

Many businesses upset by the new minimum wage hike have a standard warning: We’ll have to raise prices to make it work. But that’s not an option for most San Diego nonprofits.

They’ll either need to pull in more cash, or cut back.

Few San Diego nonprofits have spoken publicly about what the escalation to a $15 statewide minimum wage might mean for them. Some are backing both the state increase and the local one on the June ballot.

But some nonprofit leaders are openly grappling with what those increases mean for their workers and the people they serve.

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