Fall Leaders Assembly on Living Wages and Economic Security

Living Wage Strategy Launches this Sunday, Nov. 16, 4 PM at Sacred Heart Church Civic Center

COPS/Metro will publicly launch a Living Wage and Economic Security campaign at their Leaders Fall Assembly at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Civic Center (2123 W. Commerce Street) on Sunday, November 16 at 4:00pm.

Bexar County Commissioners Paul Elizondo and Tommy Adkisson, Commissioner-Elect Tommy Calvert, Jr., and Mayoral candidate Mike Villarreal are scheduled to attend the Assembly. More than 300 community members are expected to gather at the Assembly to push forward a strategy to raise wages for the lowest paid public sector workers, as well as raise wages for workers that are working under public sector contracts. COPS/Metro leaders will also create action teams to address other economic insecurity issues, such as wage theft and predatory lending.

"It is unacceptable that in a city where the unemployment rate is only 4.7%, a full 20% of our residents live under the federal poverty line. And 1 out of every 3 children in San Antonio lives in poverty," said Gloria Mora, a COPS/Metro leader with St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.

COPS/Metro leaders will also seek support for this strategy from Bexar County during a presentation to the Commissioners Court meeting next week.