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 in San Mateo County, working families are not sharing in this prosperity. In fact, the vast majority of American workers have seen their hourly wages stagnate or decline. What’s worse, employment prospects for young workers in the 20s and 30s – many of whom are struggling to support their families — remain grim. And the high cost of housing makes this one of the least affordable counties in the U.S.
It’s time to Raise the Wage — San Mateo
The City of San Mateo City will be the first city in San Mateo County to consider a hike in the minimum wage. Join us at a Study Session on a wage hike . . .
Monday, November 16th, 5:30 p.m.
San Mateo City Hall
330 West 20th Ave.
It’s Good for Working Families
- A minimum wage of at least $15 will help families make ends meet
- Fewer families will be forced from their homes and displaced from their neighborhoods
- More families will be able to afford health insurance
It’s Good for the Local Economy
- Families will have more money to spend, boosting the local economy
- Local businesses will retain employees, improving productivity and the quality of their services
- Local businesses will be able to compete with out-of-town businesses that can no longer profit by driving down area wages
It’s Good for Our Future
- Raising wages for working families is an investment in the future
- A wage hike is the surest way to lift children out of poverty
- Higher wages ensure our children are healthy, well-fed, and prepared for school
For more information, please email Bradley Cleveland, or call 650.260.3151.