Fight for $15 in San Mateo County

Yesterday, Dec. 4, a large strike in the fast food industry took place in our nation. Our home care workers are also fighting for a living wage in one of the richest counties.

Our next action will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 9. Please join us and tell the Board of Supervisors to stop taking our home care providers and our community in the wrong direction!

“This is not just about providing a living wage for home care workers. This is about the future of our community. San Mateo County elected leaders need to lead and put our community first.”
– Myrna Bravo, In-Home Supportive Services Chapter President

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: San Mateo County Courthouse, 400 County Center, Redwood City
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Tell us now that you will join.

Members, including SEIU President Mary Kay Henry and 521 Chief Elected Officer Luisa Blue sat in the board room to fight for a fair wage.

Members, including SEIU President Mary Kay Henry and 521 Chief Elected Officer Luisa Blue sat in the board room to fight for a fair wage.

Joining the national Fight for $15 campaign, the In-Home Supportive Services providers staged their acts of civil disobedience on Nov. 18 to raise public awareness that even in an affluent region such as the San Francisco Bay Area, working families struggle to make ends meet on poverty wages.

The demonstration on Nov. 18 followed actions that were held on Oct. 21, Sept. 30, Sept. 9 and Aug. 5.

On Oct. 21, Home care workers in San Mateo County continued their protest against the county’s unwillingness to negotiate for fair wages and benefits.

On Sept. 30, court workers joined our San Mateo County home care providers to protest the county’s disrespect and disregard for a critical workforce that helps the elderly and people with disabilities live independently at home.

On Sept. 9, residents and workers of San Mateo County highlighted that Silicon Valley has become ground zero for the growing disparity between the haves and have-nots. Compensation for the lowest-paid employees has not kept pace with economic growth.

On Aug. 5, residents and workers of San Mateo County called on county leaders to address the widening economic gap that is turning the county into a virtual gated community.

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