A Thank-You Letter to the City of San Diego
On April 13, we celebrated the 5-year anniversary of the San Diego Living Wage Ordinance.
We are sending a big thank-you message to the City of San Diego for the Living Wage. Please sign the thank-you letter below. Thanks
Thank you for caring about working families!
More than 1000 working San Diegans and their families have been lifted out of poverty because the City Council enacted a Living Wage Ordinance five years ago.
We are proud that our City requires companies with taxpayer-funded contracts to be responsible employers and give their workers the dignity of a Living Wage and health benefits. Enforcement of the Living Wage Ordinance has boosted the local economy, reduced the need for publicly funded safety-net services, and improved service quality by reducing turnover.
But most importantly, earning a living wage has given many San Diegans the key to escaping a life of poverty.
- David, a security guard at a San Diego water plant, was making less than $9 an hour. At age 60, he had no health insurance and was racking up huge medical bills. The Living Wage Ordinance allowed him to receive the health coverage he needed.
- For Amelio, a gardener with a city landscaping contractor for nearly two decades, the $2 per hour raise made it possible to make the mortgage payments on the home he shares with his wife and children.
- Elaine takes pride in keeping San Diego's libraries clean, but even working six days a week she couldn't make ends meet -- supporting three children and her ailing mother -- before the Living Wage.
Thank you for the vision and leadership to create a more just society and to make San Diego a city that cares about working families!
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|805||Mon Aug 16 14:19:46 EDT 2010||Ernesto Aeberhard|
|804||Sat Jul 31 23:08:07 EDT 2010||Wayne Gearhart||CREDO, OFA, Courage Campaign,|
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|788||Tue May 11 18:48:05 EDT 2010||Jeeni Criscenzo|
|787||Tue May 11 18:47:09 EDT 2010||Susan Weaver|
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