All posts tagged: Minimum wage

Podcast – Fight for $15 – Rabbi Laurie Coskey of the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice

Rabbi Laurie Coskey led an invigorating discussion on the fight for $15 and how the Point Loma Democratic Club can participate in passing the minimum wage ordinance and get more involved in exciting campaigns for economic sustainability. For more details of the meeting read our summary here. We have not edited the questions from club members and guests for audibility so please bear that in mind while listening . We encourage you to subscribe to our Podcast channel here. You can also find us on the iTunes Store just search for Point Loma & OB Dems or click here, as well as on Stitcher. Recordings used during the discussion do not contain explicit language. Music used by kind permission of the Oily Buoys. What are Podcasts? Our podcasts are edited recordings of our meetings made freely available on the Internet. They’ll usually be audio but we may make video recordings available as well. One-third of all Americans (12 years of age or older) have listened to a podcast according to Pew Research on Podcasts. Our podcasts are a great way to share information from our guest speakers for free …

Tell the San Diego City Council: Time to Raise the Minimum Wage

On Monday July 14, the San Diego Council will cast a vote that could greatly improve the lives of thousands of families in our region and stimulate growth in our local economy. They will formally hear Council President Todd Gloria’s proposal to raise the minimum wage and provide access to five earned sick days for working people in San Diego. This reasonable proposal resulted from meaningful input from diverse stakeholders, including organized labor and business. Even working full-time at the current minimum wage, it’s impossible to live in San Diego without public or private assistance (mostly at taxpayer expense). Yet special interests and their lobbyists are pushing to block this important measure. That’s why the City Council needs to hear from you! Please call the councilmembers (numbers below), click here to send a letter, and/or attend the City Council meeting on Monday, July 14, at 6:00 p.m. (RSVP here.) The hearing will be on the 12th floor of City Hall at 202 C St., San Diego 92101. Three-hour free parking with validation is available at …

Jun 16 – Council to Review Minimum Wage Proposal

Last week a committee of the San Diego City Council approved a plan backed by Council President Todd Gloria that would provide five earned sick days and increase the city’s minimum wage. This proposal would help hard-working San Diegans make ends meet, since no one working full-time should have to live in poverty. On Monday, the full City Council will consider it for the first time. Please call the councilmembers to voice your support for this important effort to improve economic conditions and the quality of life throughout our region, or attend the City Council meeting on Monday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall (202 “C” St., 12th Floor, San Diego 92101). When you call the council offices, please use these “patch-through” phone numbers instead of their main numbers so we can track our progress: Councilmember Sherri Lightner, District 1: 619-320-6458 Councilmember Ed Harris, District 2: 619-320-6422 Council President Todd Gloria, District 3: 619-320-6401 Councilmember Myrtle Cole, District 4: 619-320-6437 Councilmember Mark Kersey, District 5: 619-320-6003 Councilmember Lorie Zapf, District 6: 619-320-6531 Councilmember …

Will you help advance Council President Todd Gloria’s earned sick days and minimum wage measure?

Workers across the spectrum–retail, fast-food, tourism, clerical and many others–are speaking out. Each day, these low income earners are forced to make tough decisions: Can I pay the rent? Can I afford to stay home with my sick child? Council President Todd Gloria’s measure will make a positive difference in the lives of more than 200,000 low wage employees. Stand with working San Diegans, a coalition of community and religious organizations and six Councilmembers who have voiced support for the measure. It is time to advance the earned sick days and minimum wage measure! The Mayor and Council need to hear from you! Click here to be taken to a page that provides sample text where you can also personalize your message. The page will let you easily share why this measure matters to you. If you want more information on the “Improving Wages and Working Conditions Measure” click here.

Bring About a Living Wage – Sign the Petition

Cut poverty in half by paying a living wage. End the subsidies to businesses that pay poverty wages. To be delivered to: The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama Paying a living wage would solve many problems in our country. Over half of the poor in this country work, yet they need government services such as food stamps and Medicaid. Turn these folks into taxpayers rather than people needing our tax dollars. Stop the subsidies to business that pay poverty wages. Give work dignity by paying people a fair and just wage. We all do better when everyone is doing better. Sign the Petition.