At the current minimum wage, a full-time worker makes less than $18,720 per year, which is hardly enough to survive let alone raise a family in Pasadena. Pasadena already has a living wage ordinance, but it only covers employees of city contracts at a rate of $12.60 an hour. We believe that the ordinance needs to cover all workers in Pasadena.
The Reality for Many Pasadena Workers:
A single mother works as a housekeeper in a Pasadena hotel, and is overworked. She works full-time and lives paycheck to paycheck, making just above the current state minimum wage of $9.00 an hour. She has a second job cleaning houses in order to make ends meet, working up to 60 hours a week. This is a real story, and the reality of thousands of workers in Pasadena.
We call on the Pasadena City Council to:
Raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, indexed to the cost of living wage theft enforcement and union organizing rights, which recognizes guaranteed rights to earn paid sick days. It’s time for the Pasadena City Council to raise the minimum wage.
- Volunteer with CLUE (contact info below)
- Urge Pasadena city council members
- Sign the petition below
Sign the Petition For A Livable Wage in Pasadena!
“Join the Campaign to Raise the Pasadena Minimum Wage”