Behind the counter of every tasty sandwich joint, hip bar and go-to cafe so popular in the Mission are low-wage workers, manning the registers, chopping the vegetables, pulling the espresso shots.
Many have worked for low minimum wages for years, but that could change in November when voters will decide on a ballot measure that would raise the minimum wage from $10.74 an hour to $15 an hour by 2018.
In the meantime, we wondered how Mission workers manage in one of the country’s most expensive cities. And how do they view the ballot measure? We will be doing a series of stories on minimum-wage workers and families.