Eureka’s Fair Wage Folks To Speak At San Jose State University

Eureka’s Fair Wage Folks To Speak At San Jose State University

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March 11th Marks The Year Anniversary Of San Jose’s Successful $10 Minimum Wage Measure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2014
Contact: James Decker (707) 761-5247, info@fairwages.org

Eureka, CA: Proponents of the Eureka Fair Wage Act, or Minimum Wage Ordinance (November 2014 City ballot), will speak at the 1-year anniversary of San Jose’s Measure D, which raised the minimum wage in the City of San Jose to $10 an hour. The anniversary press conference and celebration will be held on Tuesday March 11th at noon on the campus of San Jose State University at the Smith and Carlos Statue. The Fair Wage Folks will join speakers from the minimum wage movement in seven other California cities, talking about their local campaigns to raise wages. San Jose’s workers and economy have experienced positive impacts from Measure D’s higher minimum wage. The Fair Wage Folks are excited to be part of this historic California movement and invite local media outlets to document the March 11 event.

The Eureka Fair Wage Act is a people’s initiative, as was Measure D in San Jose, and will require employers with 25 or more workers in the Eureka city limits to pay a twelve dollar minimum wage.

Article on the history of San Jose’s student-led Measure D:

http://www.thenation.com/blog/167429/student-activism-tip-spear-raising-minimum-wage-san-jose

The public and press are welcome to contact The Fair Wage Folks (707) 442-7465 , info@fairwages.org

and the San Jose Campus Alliance for Economic Justice elishastlaurent@gmail.com

Flier for March 11 anniversary event attached.

San Jose Press Event flyer

Fair Wage Cafe – Jan. 11 @ Labor Temple in Eureka! Noon – 5 Family Event!

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FAIR WAGE CAFE, SATURDAY Jan 11th
@ the Labor Temple, Noon to 5pm

Come on down to the Fair Wage Cafe, Saturday, January 11th! The Cafe is open from 12noon to 5pm at the Labor Temple in Eureka: 840 E Street, 9th & E. Bring friends and family for live music all day, coffee, tea, juice, lunch and snacks. There’s games for kids, fabulous live local music, and everything is Free!

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This Cafe is open for relaxation and community building. If you or your organization want to set up informational tables, please do.

The Fair Wage Cafe is brought to you by the folks who wrote the Eureka Fair Wage Act. Family-friendly event. This is our exciting kick off for a successful year which will end in the people winning a higher minimum wage! Live music from local talents including Sarah Torres, Mad River Rounders, and Bill Holmes! Also, Chris Kerrigan, who will replace Frank Jager as Eureka mayor (hallelujah!) next year will speak.

Please share the FACEBOOK EVENT:  https://www.facebook.com/events/555247401229721/

For more information call (707) 442-7465, email info@fairwages.org or check out fairwages.org

See you there!

The Fair Wage Folks

Fair Wage Cafe – Saturday August 24!

FAIR WAGE CAFE, SATURDAY AUGUST 24th

Come on down to the Fair Wage Cafe, Saturday, August 24th!  The Cafe is open from 12noon to 5pm at the Labor Temple in Eureka:  840 E  Street, where 9th and E intersect.  Bring friends and family for live  music all day, coffee, tea, juice, lunch and snacks.  There’s games for kids, fabulous live music, and everything is Free!

This Cafe is open for relaxation and community building. If you or your organization want to set up informational tables, please do.

The Fair Wage Cafe is brought to you by the folks who wrote the Eureka Fair Wage Act.  Come to the Cafe at the Eureka Labor Temple Saturday, open noon to 5.  Family-friendly event!

Please share the FACEBOOK EVENT:

https://www.facebook.com/events/162725027250868/?notif_t=plan_edited

For more information call (707) 442-7465 or email info@fairwages.org.

See you there!

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Fair Wage Cafe! FREE Community Event Sat June 29, Eureka!

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Free Community Event FAIR WAGE CAFE! SATURDAY, JUNE 29 12 Noon to 5:00 pm Hosted by the people who wrote the Eureka Fair Wage Act.

The Fair Wage Cafe is an open and casual space where people of all stripes are free to encounter each other. LIVE MUSIC FUN FOR ALL AGES FREE FOOD KIDS’ GAMES GUEST SPEAKERS RELAX at the LABOR TEMPLE 840 E Street in Eureka, where 9th and E intersect Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/330747823723598/ Please ‘SHARE’ or ‘LIKE’ the event or whatever works to invite people on Facebook!

Stop by for a short time or stay all day. Relax. Enjoy the food, beverages and music. Help build strong community!

Speakers are welcome to talk about fair wages and other labor-related issues.

Local community groups are encouraged to set up information tables. Call (707) 442-7465 or email info@fairwages.org for more info (and if you want to PLAY MUSIC at the Cafe!) http://fairwages.org

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Eureka Fair Wage Act Meetings EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Eureka Fair Wage Act Meetings EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

People welcome to the meetings even if you live outside of Eureka.

The Fair Wage folks urge you to get involved in passing the Eureka Fair Wage Act, also known as the Minimum Wage Ordinance.  If passed through a popular vote, the Act would require large employers with 25 or more workers in Eureka to pay a $12 dollar minimum wage.  A higher minimum wage, with a small business exception, will improve lives, make Walmart reconsider its presence in Eureka, boost the local economy, bring employment up, and allow individuals who work full time to rise just above the federal poverty level.

Meetings for the Eureka Fair Wage Act are now every Wednesday at 6:15pm at the Eureka Labor Temple, 840 E Street.  More information can be found and questions answered by visiting the Eureka Fair Wage Act website, fairwages.org, or by calling 707-442-7465.  If you are interested in helping the campaign in any way, wherever you live, please get in contact.

Fair Wage Folks Turn in Signatures at Eureka City Hall for $12 Minimum Wage Ordinance

 For Immediate Release 2/8/13

 Fair Wage Folks Turn in Signatures at Eureka City Hall for $12 Minimum Wage Ordinance

Media Contact: James Decker (707) 761-5247 info@fairwages.org

Eureka, CA: On Thursday afternoon, February 7th, the “Fair Wage folks” submitted about 2,700 petition signatures to qualify the Eureka Fair Wage Act (aka Minimum Wage Ordinance) for the city ballot. This people’s initiative, if passed by voters, would raise the minimum wage from $8 to $12 for large employers to pay their workers in the city limits.

The Fair Wage folks thank the people of Eureka and throughout the county for their warm support and look forward to winning a fairer wage this year.

The Eureka City Clerk and the Humboldt County Elections Office have up to 30 days to report as to the sufficiency of the petitions. Once certified, the Eureka City Council can choose to pass the Fair Wage Act as written or to set an election for a vote of the people.

“I used to work at McDonald’s making minimum wage. You know what that means when someone pays you minimum wage? You know what your boss was trying to say? It’s like “Hey if I could pay you less, I would, but it’s against the law.”

- Chris Rock

Full Text of Fair Wage Act

http://eurekafairwageact.wordpress.com/text-of-the-eureka-fair-wage-act/

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graphics/artists info & credits:

http://eurekafairwageact.wordpress.com/fair-wage-graphics-contest/

KIEM Ch. 3: http://kiem-tv.com/node/4758

North Coast Journal: http://www.northcoastjournal.com/blogthing/2013/02/08/eureka-wages-going/

Fair Wage Cafe – Dec. 15 – Noon to 5 – Labor Temple – Eureka

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SEE, PRINT, Email, Facebook AND PASS AROUND THE ATTACHED FLIER! (in color or black and white)
If you or a group you work with wants to set up an info table at the Fair Wage Cafe, give us a call!  707.442.7465

See you there, December 15th.from the Eureka Fair Wage folks

Join Us in Solidarity….               

Fair Wage Cafe Dec.15th

Join us for food, music, poetry and community. (More details below)  Help us move the Eureka Fair Wage Act forward.  Raise the pay for 1,000 (or more) of our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters. Volunteers needed for this event.  Musicians, poets, cooks, food handlers, clean up. Donations welcome.

Also there is a meeting tonight and every Tuesday at 6:15pm at the Labor Temple.  We need all kinds of skills and volunteers!

Do you know about the Fair Wage Graphic contest?

http://eurekafairwageact.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/announcing-the-fair-wage-graphic-contest/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  12/04/12

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT, Saturday, Dec 15: 

FAIR WAGE CAFE

On Saturday, December 15th, bring family and friends to the first FAIR WAGE CAFE, hosted by the Eureka Fair Wage folks. 

The Fair Wage Cafe will be at the Labor Temple in Eureka from noon to 5pm, a family friendly event with food, music, poetry, and children’s activities. We invite speakers to talk about fair wages and working conditions, and welcome local community groups to set up information tables. The Fair Wage Cafe is envisioned to be an open and casual space where people of all ages and stripes are free to encounter each other, express ideas for community building, relax, learn, and perhaps get involved in helping pass the Eureka Fair Wage act, raise in-home health care wages, and build strength in the working class of Humboldt County.

FAIR WAGE CAFE a free community event Saturday, December 15th, noon to 5pm at the Labor Temple, 840 E Street in Eureka, where 9th and E intersect

Call 707.442.7465 for more information or email info@fairwages.org

See you there, at the FAIR WAGE CAFE, Saturday December 15th!

Fair Wage Cafe!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  12/04/12

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT, Saturday, Dec 15: 

FAIR WAGE CAFE

On Saturday, December 15th, bring family and friends to the first FAIR WAGE CAFE, hosted by the Eureka Fair Wage folks. 

The Fair Wage Cafe will be at the Labor Temple in Eureka from noon to 5pm, a family friendly event with food, music, poetry, and children’s activities. We invite speakers to talk about fair wages and working conditions, and welcome local community groups to set up information tables. The Fair Wage Cafe is envisioned to be an open and casual space where people of all ages and stripes are free to encounter each other, express ideas for community building, relax, learn, and perhaps get involved in helping pass the Eureka Fair Wage act, raise in-home health care wages, and build strength in the working class of Humboldt County.

FAIR WAGE CAFE a free community event Saturday, December 15th, noon to 5pm at the Labor Temple, 840 E Street in Eureka, where 9th and E intersect

Call 707.442.7465 for more information or email info@fairwages.org

See you there, at the FAIR WAGE CAFE, Saturday December 15th

Meeting Tuesday Night @ the Labor Temple, Eureka 615 PM

Do you want to raise wages for 1,000 of Eureka’s hardest working people?

Do you want to counter Walmart’s unwelcome invasion of Eureka?

You are invited to our meeting @ the Labor Temple on E St in Eureka.

That’s the nice yellow building kitty korner from the wreck of the Downtowner @ 9th & E.

We meet @ 615PM.

We usually meet in the basement, occasionally upstairs.  Please look around for us.

We are planning our campaign to win the vote next year.

We welcome community involvement.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Your skill set is needed!

Contact the Eureka Fair Wage Act Campaign

Contact the Eureka Fair Wage Act Campaign

Contact: James Decker (707) 442-7465

info@fairwages.org

http://fairwages.org

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ANNOUNCING THE FAIR WAGE GRAPHIC CONTEST

ANNOUNCING THE FAIR WAGE GRAPHIC CONTEST

contact for media:  James Decker 707.442.7465

Submit a  GRAPHIC for posters and lawn signs promoting the Eureka Fair Wage Act and you could win $100!!  (and higher wages) Announcing the FAIR WAGE GRAPHIC CONTEST The Eureka Fair Wage Act, which will require large employers in Eureka to pay a $12 minimum wage, is expected to be on the ballot in March.  The Eureka Fair Wage campaign is offering a $100 award to the person who submits a great graphic for use on fair wage posters and lawn signs.

Submit your drawing or computer art by mailing it to:
Fair Wages c/o  Don Swall

1140 E Street  #30 Eureka, CA  95501

or emailing it to info@fairwages.org.
Please include your name and a way to get in contact with you.

All contest submissions must be in by January 10th and the winning graphic will be announced at the Eureka Fair Wage benefit show, featuring local honky-tonk band,  Rooster McClintock later in the month.  Second and Third place prizes will also be announced at the benefit.  You need not be present to win.

►  Contest participants do not need to live in Eureka

►  All submissions become the property of the Eureka Fair wage Act campaign for use in the campaign website and printed media.  Artist retains all other rights.

► All submissions must be mailed or emailed to us by January 10, 2012

► Contest winners will be announced on January 19, 2012.  Need not be present to win.

More contest details can be found on the internet at fairwages.org  or call 707.442.7465.