Fast food workers in 300 cities across the country will walk off the job on Thursday, April 14th, as part of the “Fight for $15” campaign. In the Bay Area, there will be demonstrations in San José, San Francisco, and Oakland. Protest organizers say the National Day of Action will zero in on McDonald’s, “The […]
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Join Congresswoman Jackie Speier at a Town Hall meeting: Renting in San Mateo County Monday, February 22, 7 to 8:30 pm St. Batholomew’s Auditorium, 600 Columbia Drive in San Mateo On her website, Ms Speier writes, “Skyrocketing rents are squeezing too many of our neighbors. Many of them are forced to leave the Bay Area or […]
Twenty four San Mateo County residents graduated from the Trades Introduction Program, which is designed to prepare students for a career in the construction trades. This is the fourth graduating class of the the 90-hour pre-apprenticeship program, offered at the College of San Mateo.
Study Session: Tuesday, December 15th, at 9:30 a.m., 400 County Center, Redwood City The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors will consider a “living wage” policy to raise wages and establish job standards for employees of county contractors at a study session on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. A living wage ordinance not only sets a wage floor, but […]
The San Mateo City Council directed staff to draft a minimum wage ordinance, following a discussion of the issue at their November 16th meeting. The council supported key elements the Raise the Wage Coalition proposed: Minimum wage of $15 an hour, with annual increases based on the cost of living, Paid sick leave, and Strong […]
Press Advisory City Action Will Address Poverty and Income Inequality Contact Bradley Cleveland, 510 967 1066, email@example.com The City of San Mateo will consider a Minimum Wage Ordinance on Monday, November 16th, 7 pm, at City Hall. City Council added consideration of a city ordinance to its list of council priorities at its February 25 meeting, triggering […]
Around the Bay Area, cities have raised the minimum wages to keep up with the soaring cost of living — San Francisco and San Jose, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Palo Alto, Berkeley, Oakland and Richmond. But working families in San Mateo County have been left out. While the economy is growing and high tech is booming […]
St. Saint Bart’s Social Justice Committee and SFOP-PIA sponsored an election forum on September 28th, for the five candidates vying for three seats on the San Mateo City Council. Incumbent Rick Bonilla emphasized the need to build affordable housing near jobs and transit lines to serve the city’s seniors and diverse workforce. He supports efforts to hike the minimum wage […]
Palo Alto became the sixth city in Santa Clara County to raise the minimum wage for workers within its city limits. This month, the mayors of San Jose and eight other cities have called for uniform minimum wage throughout Santa Clara County, according to a September 2015 San Jose Mercury News editorial.
The unemployment rate in San Mateo County is among the lowest of all California counties, but this good news masks two persistent problems facing working families. The fastest growing job sectors — retail, service, and health care — are among the lowest paying, and the real wages for workers — that is their purchasing power when […]