Raise the Wage! in Novato

Novato City Council

Thank you for signing the petition below to help raise the wage to $15/hour in the City of Novato! Please visit NorthBayJobsWithJustice.org to sign up for our mailing list or read more about our campaign under "campaigns" called Raise the Wage! You can read reports, get our fact sheets, or download this petition in paper form to distribute. Thank you!

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To: Novato City Council
From: [Your Name]

We the undersigned residents of Novato support a $15 an hour citywide minimum wage phased in by July 1, 2020 (rather than Jan 2023 with the State of California). The law will cover all employees who work at least two hours a week within the city. According to the UC Berkeley Labor Center, 9,000 low-wage workers in the city will receive a wage increase, and when fully phased in, the average earnings of affected workers will increase by $2900 annually. Workers who will benefit by the law are 33 years old on average, contribute one-half of their family’s annual income and the majority are women, immigrants, and workers of color. We urge you to continue your work to ensure economic development and livability in this city and pass a $15 min wage in Novato.