Mandated prevailing wage would hurt the working poor. At the state level it would force 481,000 people into poverty, cost another 372,700 their jobs, and push even more into homelessness. Learn why respected social justice leader John Gamboa opposes Mandated Prevailing Wage.
See what other social justice leaders are saying:
The average California home already costs about 250% more than the national average. (Source: LAO Report, Mar 2015)
California’s average monthly rent is 50% higher than the rest of the country. (Source: LAO Report, Mar 2015)
Only 31% of Californians can afford the state’s median priced home ($511,000). (Source: KPBS, Feb 10, 2017)
The “Fair Market Rent” for a studio apartment in every county in California exceeds 50% of the maximum SSI/SSP grant for an individual. (Source: California Budget and Policy Center, Feb 2017)
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