With a lot of Bay Area pride, I read about SF’s minimum wage adjusting to $10.24, the highest in the nation. Lost on me was the role of community organizing groups and labor to have earlier pushed for the law that made this possible.
Given the work I do, I should have researched this more. But, instead, I went along with just knowing the reality and not the history of things. And so, I’m grateful to Colorlines, as well as Jaron from POWER and Shaw San from the Chinese Progressive Alliance, both Kapor Foundation grant recipients, for telling the story so well.
Like any dollar, $10.24 feels worth much more when you know how it was earned.