COPS / Metro Raises the Stakes on San Antonio Wages

Over 400 leaders of COPS / Metro Alliance assembled at St. Henry's Catholic Church, to confront the top candidates for Mayor and City Council (Districts 2, 3, 5 and 7) on wages, workforce development and housing in the City.

Leaders asked candidates to commit to raising wages for the lowest paid city employees from $11.47 to $14.91 / hour over three years, starting with $13 / hour for fiscal year 2016; establishing a wage floor for contracted and outsourced workers to at least the City's current minimum of $11.47; stabilizing city funding for workforce development program Project Quest at $2 million per year; and working with COP / Metro leaders on a 2017 city bond for housing rehabilitation.

See press below:

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Raising City Minimum Wage, FOX News 29

Mayoral Candidates Grilled on Social Issues, San Antonio Express-News

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Raising City Minimum Wage, News 4 San Antonio