Entries by Bradley Cleveland

Fast Food Workers Strike for $15 on April 14

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 […]

San Mateo County Supervisors Study Living Wage

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 […]

San Mateo City Council Holds Minimum Wage Study Session Nov 16,

Press Advisory City Action Will Address Poverty and Income Inequality  Contact  Bradley Cleveland, 510 967 1066,  bfcleveland@gmail.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 […]

Social Justice Subject of San Mateo Candidates Forum

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 […]

Jobs are growing, but not wages

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 […]