Davis Wage Warriors Doing the Work

70 brand new Davis voters, three days of hard work, thirty volunteer hours… there are many ways to describe this stack of paper sitting in the Yolo county elections office. Thanks to our volunteers for their hard work.
Photo: 70 brand new Davis voters, three days of hard work, thirty volunteer hours... there are many ways to describe this stack of paper sitting in the Yolo county elections office. Thanks to our volunteers for their hard work.
Raise the Wage Davis
On the way to fifteen dollars an hour as the minimum wage in Davis. This is what thirty two new voters and two hundred forty signatures looks like all spread out on a table. It’s also what hard work looks like. Thank you to all our volunteers. — at Burgers & Brews
Photo: On the way to fifteen dollars an hour as the minimum wage in Davis.  This is what thirty two new voters and two hundred forty signatures looks like all spread out on a table. It's also what hard work looks like. Thank you to all our volunteers.

New York Push for $15 Minimum Wage in Legislature

State bill would require $15 an hour minimum wage at chains and large businesses

BY Erin Durkin

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sen. Daniel Squadron and Albany legislators announce a bill to require a $15 an hour wage at large businesses.

Big chain stores and other large businesses would have to pay their workers at least $15 an hour under state legislation introduced by Sen. Daniel Squadron.

The mandate would apply to chains that have at least 11 locations nationwide – including big box stores and fast food restaurants – businesses that bring in at least $50 million a year in revenue, and transportation-related businesses like airport contractors.

The $15 minimum would be indexed to inflation.

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/state-bill-require-15-hour-minimum-wage-chains-large-businesses-blog-entry-1.l

and think progress http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/04/17/3427778/15-minimum-wage-new-york-city/

and Gothamist http://gothamist.com/2014/04/17/ny_state_lawmakers_propose_bill_for.php#.

ny times http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/nyregion/new-york-lawmakers-push-to-raise-wages-at-biggest-chains.html?hpw&rref=nyregion

Kerrigan for Supe HQ Grand Opening Friday Mar. 28!

Friday, March 28
at 6:00pm – 9:00pm in PDT
.
427 F Street, Suite 213

Please join us for the Grand Opening of our campaign headquarters! This will be an exciting opportunity to hear from Chris, meet other supporters, and learn how, together, we can move Humboldt County forward.

Friday, March 28
6:00 – 9:00 PM
427 F Street, Suite 213

Please RSVP to Mitra at mitra@votechriskerrigan.com or by calling 707-273-6927

We hope see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1417146421872060/?ref=5

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All Politics Is Local – The City Minimum Wage Movement

by Micheal Reich and Ken Jacobs

“In the face of congressional inaction, the debate on raising the minimum wage is moving to the local level. As more cities and counties consider setting their own wage standards, they can learn from the policy experiments already underway.

Since the mid-1980s, states in every region of the country have raised the local minimum wage, often numerous times. Twenty-one states (and Washington, D.C.) currently have wage floors above the federal level ($7.25), and 11 of these raise them every year to account for inflation. Washington State currently has the highest, at $9.32; California’s is set to increase to $10 on July 1, 2016.

More than 120 cities and counties have adopted living wage laws that set pay standards, many of them in the $12 to $15 range. These higher standards usually apply only to employees of city service contractors, like security guards, landscapers and janitors. In some cities, living wage laws cover workers at publicly owned airports or stadiums, as well as at shopping malls subsidized by local development funds. While the impact on the individual workers covered under these laws is often quite significant, their reach is rarely broad enough to affect the local low-wage labor market as a whole.”

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/22/all-economics-is-local/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Richmond Implements Highest Minimum Wage in California!

via Richmond Pulse:

News Report, Malcolm Marshall

Last week, the Richmond City Council voted in favor of a city ordinance that will increase the local minimum wage from $8 to $12.30 an hour by 2017. The increase will be phased in over 3 years, and positions Richmond to have the highest minimum wage of any city in California.

While the minimum wage increase was initially going to be left up to voters in November, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin opted to have city council members vote on three minimum wage proposals of $11 an hour, $12.30 an hour or $15 an hour. The council voted 6-1 in favor of the increase to $12.30, with council member Tom Butt casting the lone dissenting vote.

http://richmondpulse.org/richmond-to-have-highest-minimum-wage-in-state/

Minimum Wage Hike Moves Forward In San Diego

— A proposed minimum wage hike and mandatory sick leave policy that San Diego employers would have to provide is one step closer to reaching the November election ballot.

A committee on Monday gave Council President Todd Gloria’s the go-ahead to work with City Attorney Jan Goldsmith on the ballot language and bring it back for consideration on April 30.

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/Mar/24/wage-hike-minimum-gloria/

http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/article-12833-san-diego%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-minimu.html

vid cap from last month’s kick off:

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Voters in Chicago: 87% YES! TO 15 NOW!

An 87 Percent Vote for a $15-an-Hour Wage

John Nichols on March 19, 2014 – 5:28 PM ET
$15 minimum wage

The fight for a $15 minimum wage spans from Seattle to Chicago. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Polls have since confirmed that Americans from across the political and ideological spectrum are overwhelmingly in favor of a substantial increase in the minimum wage. And election results are now confirming the sen

Now comes a powerful signal from Chicago.

When voters in the city went to the polls to cast ballots in Tuesday’s statewide and local primary elections, thousands of them faced an economic question: Would they support a $15-an-hour minimum wage for large employers in the city?

The results were overwhelming. With 100 of the 103 precincts where the issue was on the ballot reporting, 87 percent of voters were backing the $15-an-hour wage. Just 13 percent voted against the advisory referendum. That huge level of support will strengthen the hand of activists who are encouraging the city council to consider a major wage hike.

for the rest of this worthy post go to the Nation:

http://www.thenation.com/blog/178928/87-percent-vote-15-hour-wage

Oklahoma City Initative Drive to Raise the Minimum Wage

The Central Oklahoma Labor Federation is leading the charge on a petition to raise Oklahoma City’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

Supporting the initiative at City Hall Thursday was Mark Faulk, candidate for House District 88, Senator Connie Johnson, Councilman and Mayoral Candidate Dr. Ed Shadid, and local NAACP President Garland Pruitt.

“My name is Ron and I work at Carl’s Jr.,” read attorney David Slane in a note after filing the petition, “I have to worry about rent, groceries, electric, a car, insurance and there’s nothing left after taxes.”

http://newsok.com/oklahoma-city-staffing-firm-says-employers-would-lay-off-workers-if-minimum-wage-rises/article/3945811/?page=2

Oklahoma Central Labor Federation: https://www.facebook.com/CentralOklahomaLaborFederation

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