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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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KIEM Ch. 3: http://kiem-tv.com/node/4758
North Coast Journal: http://www.northcoastjournal.com/blogthing/2013/02/08/eureka-wages-going/