Eureka’s Fair Wage Folks To Speak At San Jose State University
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, firstname.lastname@example.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:
The public and press are welcome to contact The Fair Wage Folks (707) 442-7465 , email@example.com
and the San Jose Campus Alliance for Economic Justice firstname.lastname@example.org
Flier for March 11 anniversary event attached.