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 243% more than the national average. (Source: Zillow, Jan 2019)
California’s average monthly rent for a two bedroom is 55% higher than the rest of the country. (Source: Zillow, Jan 2019)
Only 28% of Californians can afford the state’s median priced home ($511,000). (Source:California Association of Realtors, Dec 2018)
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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