Sign the Petition
A Living Wage for the City of Edinburg
We need to collect signatures so that the city of Edinburg can HAVE A $15 MINIMUM WAGE FOR CITY WORKERS AND CITY CONTRACTS. Please help us reach our goal by signing the petition and spreading the word!
Sign the Petition for
A Living Wage Policy for the City of Edinburg
What you need to know
Petition for a Living Wage Policy
This will be an “initiated ordinance” to change Edinburg city law. The measure will require the City to pay its workers at least $15 per hour. In addition, workers paid under City contracts must also earn at least $15 per hour.
- The minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and hasn’t gone up since 2009.
- One job should be enough — too many have to work two or more jobs just to survive.
- When the City passes a Living Wage Policy, it puts pressure on other employers to also pay more.
- Higher wages benefit the local economy because workers spend their money in the community.
- Ensure that federal dollars—like the infrastructure bill—create good jobs.
- Increasing wages not only benefits workers, but also their children, which benefits us all.
Frequently asked questions
- Why require a $15 minimum wage for City jobs and contractors?
The federal government and the Texas government have failed to raise the minimum wage since July 2009, even though everything else has become more expensive. Through this policy, we make sure that anyone paid by the City—either City employees or workers under City contracts—will earn a living wage.
- Why do you need 3,000 signatures?
Under the Mission City Charter, residents have the power to adopt laws directly through the initiative process. The City Secretary requires about 2,000 signatures of Mission voters to put something on the ballot. We want extra just in case some of the signatures are invalid.
- Who else is helping with this effort?
Ground Game Texas is joining with local organizations like La Unión del Pueblo Entero, the Texas AFL-CIO, and Our Revolution RGV to advance the work of making sure Mission workers are paid a fair wage.
- How is this work being paid for?
- Great question! We rely on the support of individual donors to keep our staff in the field. We’d greatly appreciate any donation. Please click the “Donate” tab to contribute today.
- Can I help gather signatures?
- Yes! We’d love your help. This will take many hands to make real. You can share this page with anyone you know. And if you’d like to get more involved, please fill out the volunteer form. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.