A coalition of Pasadena-based organizations is leading a march Saturday, November 7 to support the adoption of a $15 minimum wage ordinance for the city.
The march, coupled with a concert, follows a new poll that the organizations say shows that 74 percent of local voters are in favor of a higher minimum wage ordinance.
Several Pasadena City Councilmembers have also expressed their willingness to support such a measure.
Allison Mannos, Communications Specialist for the Los Angeles Alliance for A New Economy (LAANE), said they expect hundreds of workers and community members to show up for the march that is set to start at the Pasadena Community Job Center at 500 North Lake Avenue and end at Central Park in Old Pasadena.
“The march will be stopping along the Lake and Colorado corridors to highlight Pasadena workers’ stories at low wage job sites, including construction and fast food,” Mannos said.
Members of Pasadena organizations including the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) local chapter, Pasadenans for a Livable Wage and Raise the Wage Coalition have committed to join the march, Mannos added.
The march is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.