The SF Chronicle writes today about upcoming negotiations with city workers, some of whom find that they have good salaries, but are increasingly getting priced out of the city’s housing market. One of those, Claudia Flores, found that she did not make enough to rent a smaller room in a Mission District condo that was rented out to two tech workers in their 20s.
Flores is not a twentysomething fresh out of college making a go of it in the big city. She’s a 36-year-old professional who has worked in the City Planning Department for eight years.
Even some San Francisco public employees – whose pay and benefits are often the envy of peers in government and the private sector – say the city has become too expensive for them during this tech boom. They are looking for raises after years of givebacks during the recession. READ MORE