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Old 08-05-2020, 05:44 PM
 
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Everytime I hear "Dream on" by Aeromith, great memories come flooding back immediately.
Because of memory association- I think invariably of west Texas. Ft. Stockton was where I was when I first heard that song.
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Yes, bullsfan- The pendulum will swing back our way, this time.
I believe it was Steven Tyler that said " Dream on, dream on, dream until your dreams come true"[/quote]
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Old 08-06-2020, 02:13 PM
 
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Default Minimum wage stagnant in San Antonio?

You are right to raise this issue , Bulls Fan. A great post and made from a true concern, not a staged stunt; If........we can win a majority in both houses this fall they could get a wage increase bill through.
Does San Antonio, it's people , need a wage increase? At $7.25 per hour of course we could. We lag way behind most states. It has to be extremely difficult living on three hundred a week around here. Single mothers in this city are hard put to make ends meet, I am sure. Especially right now. It is my understanding that these must work two or more jobs just to make ends meet. Predatory local wage practices you cited? By the Hilton's and the Holiday Inns? Processing plants are notorious for paying slave wages and, with very high infection rates of covid due to plant working conditions. Some have had their own pandemic within the Proc. plants.
The GOP always says the same thing about raising wage levels citing rising inflationary rates caused by a raise. This is the true problem with a raise. Sure.
McConnell is pretty looking bad in own his state you know, with only a 40% approval rating. If Moscow Mitch manages to lose his seat this year he won't be able to block wage bills any longer.
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The Greatest Emperor of all , will have new clothes this fall. No, no, do not want to go there.
The pandemic has affected the coming elections. It will happen.

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San Antonio cost of living continues to increase as we are a top 5 moved to spot in the nation. Because of demand, money from out of state coming in and other factors, housing prices, rent prices, and other cost of living increases continue to increase for San Antonio.



State and local intervention is needed. As is typical with inadequately regulated capitalism, the local market is not self correcting and is predatory. Wealth is hoarded by small group of people. A large portion of workers continue pay the price of soaring profits and stagnant or slow (not proportional to profit increases) wage growth.

State and local intervention is needed.
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Old 02-28-2021, 03:00 PM
 
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It is now 2021.

The bare minimum to survive (a living wage) in San Antonio / Bexar county for a full time worker without any children is: $13.50
https://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/48029

The minimum wage for SA is still stagnant, still set to the lowest federal level and still set at $7.25

Cost of living / inflation has gone up with inflation expected to continue to heat up.

The minimum wage here is almost half of the bare minimum to survive with no children and no form of government assistance.

San Antonio currently (as of Feb 2021) employs 716,000 people
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About 1/4 (almost 25%) make less then a living wage (bare minimum to survive) with no children ($13.50)

That means that while almost 200,000 people (179,000) may make minimum wage or just a few dollars more, that percentage of people makes less then the bare minimum to survive ($13.50).

No, the myth that they are all "teenagers" in "starting jobs" is just that, a myth meant to devalue their work / job type and their importance as the engine in our local and national economy.

San Antonio's poverty rate is almost 20% (18.6%)
This means that about 1 in 5 people you meet at the grocery store / out in public is in poverty.
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Many of our full time workers are in poverty, not because they are making poor financial choices, buying the latest gadgets, driving around in Cadillacs and otherwise blowing their money, but because they simply are being paid below the absolute bare minimum to survive (living wage) without some type of assistance.

These job types are employed by all age groups and education backgrounds.

Will San Antonio and Texas leadership step up to the plate and make a living wage for the local geographic area the starting point for a full time worker, with the ability to move up in pay with education and experience and job type?

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Old 02-28-2021, 03:02 PM
 
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No, they won't.
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Old 02-28-2021, 03:45 PM
 
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The GOP won't let this happen, sadly.

If you keep people working poor, they won't expect anything better.
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Old 03-01-2021, 02:47 PM
 
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The GOP won't let this happen, sadly.
Historically yes but I hold out hope.
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Old 03-01-2021, 06:39 PM
 
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It is now 2021.

Will San Antonio and Texas leadership step up to the plate and make a living wage for the local geographic area the starting point for a full time worker, with the ability to move up in pay with education and experience and job type?
Given that local governments in the State of Texas lack the legal authority to impose a higher local minimum wage, and the apparent collapse of current efforts at the Federal level to raise the National minimum as well, it's pretty much going to be up to State leaders in Texas to take action.
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:27 AM
 
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Given that local governments in the State of Texas lack the legal authority to impose a higher local minimum wage, and the apparent collapse of current efforts at the Federal level to raise the National minimum as well, it's pretty much going to be up to State leaders in Texas to take action.
A tremendous good will happen if Republican Texas leadership enacted policy that allows local Texas cities / jurisdiction to decide their own minimum living wage.

Republican Texas leadership has long kept lower level wages suppressed (by refusing policy to bring up the floor to a living wage in an economy where it doesn't ethically self correct) and strung that suppression along by dangling the carrot of fear (massive layoffs, businesses closing etc.) even though statistically, while there are sporadic cases of this, this doesn't happen on a widespread level in other states and cities when implemented. Studies show this.

I have faith that Republican Texas leadership will finally come along and implement policy that is for the "little guy" and the greater good.

I also have faith that local San Antonio leadership can be very vocal to the local public and to Texas leadership about this topic. We have high rates of poverty here (in San Antonio and Texas)and a large percentage of them are working poor, who are full time workers but just make less then the bare minimum to survive (living wage) without some type of assistance. There are at least 200,000 people (almost a quarter million) here in San Antonio that would benefit from policy change

If neither happens, the little guy will have an ever increasing voice in the vote
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Old Today, 08:32 AM
 
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The economy is growing which will in turn increase wages, but this will be negated with massive influx of cheap labor from south of the border.

According to Brookings as of March of last year we were ranked 4th and the only metro in the top six not dominated by state government and/or tech.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-a...-for-everyone/
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