The San Diego Living Wage Coalition is now counting down to the City Council vote that will impact the fate of thousands of low-wage workers in San Diego.
The living wage proposal will be debated at the full City Council on Tuesday, April 12th at 2pm – only 8 days away! The vote will be close, but with your help, we believe we can make a difference in the lives of families who are struggling to make ends meet.
Please Help! Contact the City Council and voice your support for a living wage for working families.
Mayor Dick Murphy
Councilmember Scott Peters (District 1)
Councilmember Michael Zucchet (District 2)
Councilmember Toni Atkins (District 3)
Councilmember Tony Young (District 4)
Councilmember Brian Maienschein (District 5)
Councilmember Donna Frye (District 6)
Councilmember Jim Madaffer (District 7)
Councilmember Ralph Inzunza (District 8)
Frequently Asked Question of the Day
What is the Current Living Wage Proposal?
at least $10 an hour
medical benefits, or $2 an hour additional if no medical benefits are provided
paid days off
Workers affected by this policy are primarily janitors, security guards, concessions workers, housekeeping, maintenance workers, laundry service workers, parking lot attendants, landscapers, and childcare workers.
Why a Living Wage?
Worker: Einstein Navarro, Security Guard
A Gulf War Veteran and former Marine, Einstein Navarro has recently left Barrio Logan because he could not earn enough money to afford rent and still have quality time for his children. Despite having fought for his country, Einstein and his family have been forced to move across the border to Tijuana. Einstein now wakes at 3:30 in the morning in order to get ready for work, cross the border and make it to work by 6:00AM.
His employer, the Wackenhut Corporation, is a multi-national corporation that has a lucrative contract, worth $1,133,890 dollars, with the City of San Diego to provide security for public buildings. Despite the company’s healthy budget, Einstein only makes $9.00 an hour and does not have paid sick days, vacation, retirement or health care.
These are the kinds of jobs that the City of San Diego creates using our tax dollars. We should not allow our tax dollars to force hard working Americans across the border so they can afford rent.
Our postal address is:
3727 Camino del Rio South
San Diego, California 92108
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