Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 by 2020
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Raise --and enforce--a $15 minimum wage in Pasadena
Similar to the L.A. City and L.A. County models recently passed, we want Pasadena to be next in the region to adopt a gradual increase in the minimum wage. Over 15,000 individuals work in Pasadena and earn less than $15 per hour. Most are full-time, full-year workers in low-paying industries like fast food, hotels, car washes and retail trade. Most are supporting families, a difficult task in Pasadena with its high housing costs.
To make matters worse, many low wage workers face theft from employers who flout the law by not paying overtime and other required benefits. Additionally, workers who fall ill or who have a sick child must decide between staying at home or going to work sick, choosing between their health and that of their co-workers or putting food on the table. This needs to change.
That's why a coalition of community organizations, religious and business leaders, and labor unions are working with the Pasadena Mayor and City Council to pass and enforce a strong wage policy:
- $15/ hour minimum wage, indexed to the cost of living
- Enforcement of government rules regarding wage theft and union organizing rights
A higher minimum wage reduces poverty. A higher minimum wage stimulates the economy. A $15 minimum wage will enable families to send more than $150 million per year back into the Pasadena economy. Please sign to show your support!
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