CUHW is a statewide labor organization representing over 20,000 home care workers within California’s IHSS program in 25 counties.
Thank You, Homecare Workers!
This was made by one of our Fair Wage Folks in 2012.
FIFTY FOUR days until the election on November 4th!
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Check out these two new videos (motion graphics) for Measure R!
Eureka! Raise The Minimum Wage! Vote YES on R
Eureka! Raise the Minimum Wage! Volunteer to Help Pass Measure R http://youtu.be/oe25FY01Lz4
Please watch and spread around. They are identical, except for the endings. Each is less than two minutes long! Please choose one and send it to your Eureka contacts, share on your social media, tweet about them, ‘like’ them on your you tube channel!
The Fair Wage Folks at Humboldt Pride festival, Sept. 13!
WHAT: Humboldt Pride Rainbow Revolution festival (cocktails and beer, two stages of entertainment, children’s area )
WHEN: Saturday, Sept.13th, 12noon – 5:00pm
WHERE: Halvorsen Park, Eureka
WHO: Open to all, All ages
We will have a table set up about the Eureka Fair Wage Act / Measure R all day at the Pride festival. Dedicated Fair Wage folk, Sarah Torres, with her amazing voice and guitar skills, will perform her original songs on stage with BeTHIsBell. It will be a collaboration not to be missed! Both Sarah and Beth have consistently shared their music at the Fair Wage Cafes, Arts Alive, and many street concerts in support of the Fair Wage Act.
FAIR WAGE CAFE
11th Fair Wage Cafe September 27, 2014
The Cafe is family-friendly, community building, relaxing, and fun event. All free! A large buffet of delicious, nutritious food and sweets with coffee, tea, and juice; fabulous live local music; games for kids (plus a playground and a large grassy area for running around); guest speakers; space for informational tables about your projects or organizations; ways to help raise the minimum wage; and an open setting where you can be social or just eat, listen to the music, read the materials, relax.
WHAT: Fair Wage Cafe
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 27th, 12noon – 5:00pm,
WHERE: at Cesar Chavez Park (also know as Hammond or Candy Cane Park) 14 & F Streets, Eureka
WHO: Open to all, All ages
Link to flier: https://app.box.com/s/1znq9o2rfhayih370dza
We have lots of handbills for the cafe if you want a stack to pass out.
ARE YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS REGISTERED TO VOTE?
Only 54 days until the election on November 4th!
Please make sure you are registered to vote for Measure R in the city limits of Eureka. Check your registration status here:
If you need to register or know people who do, please call or email us. (707) 442-7465, firstname.lastname@example.org We will bring you a registration form. It only takes a couple of minutes to fill out. We all can win this if we vote for higher wages.
Stand with the Fair Wage banner! We have a beautiful YES ON R banner that we can display every day to thousands of passers-by on Broadway. Don, one of the drafters of the Fair Wage Act (Measure R) and a proud Fair Wage Folk, needs one person every weekday to accompany him in sitting or standing with the banner at Wabash and Broadway. Please contact us if you would be willing to hold the professionally made banner (donated by Jim Signs) for two hours with Don. Don will provide transportation to and from the spot on Broadway. Guaranteed laughs with Don, too!
Help get the last money together for PARC rent! PARC has been the main organizing space/office for the Fair Wage Folks. PARC still needs $150 for September rent. Please donate if you can.parc.2truth.com click on “Give Now”
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Write a letter to the editor in support of Measure R. It would be good to see one every day in the Times-Standard and North Coast Journal. A letter does not need to be complicated- could simply say why you support Measure R.
As fast-food workers demonstrate nationwide for a $15 hourly wage, and congressional Republicans fight off a $10 federal minimum, little SeaTac has something to offer the debate. Its neighbor, Seattle, was the first big city to approve a $15 wage, this spring, but that doesn’t start phasing in until next year. SeaTac did it all at once. And, though there’s nothing definitive, this much is clear: The sky did not fall.“SeaTac is proving trickle-down economics wrong,” says David Rolf, the Service Employees International Union official who helped lead the $15 effort in SeaTac and Seattle, “because when workers prosper, so do communities and businesses.”
In Seattle last week, I stopped in at the jammed Palace Kitchen, flagship of Seattle restaurateur Tom Douglas, who runs upward of 15 establishments. He warned in April that the $15 wage could “be the most serious threat to our ability to compete,” and he predicted that “we would lose maybe a quarter of the restaurants in town.” Yet Douglas has opened, or announced, five new restaurants this year.Likewise, the International Franchise Association has sued to block implementation of the law, arguing that nobody “in their right mind” would become a franchisee in Seattle. Yet Togo’s sandwiches, a franchise chain, is expanding into Seattle, saying the $15 wage isn’t a deterrent.And a spokesman for Weyerhaeuser, the venerable wood and paper company, says the $15 wage didn’t factor into its decision, announced last month, to move its headquarters and 800 employees to Seattle from outside Tacoma.
Call or email us if you would like one to display on your fence, lawn, etc. We’ll bring it to you. Just tell us where to go!
YES on R for Fair Wages!!
The Fair Wage Folks
August 22 Updates
Very Important: We have an immediate need for volunteers to help us CANVASS in Eureka. No experience required! And you don’t have to live in Eureka to help. We have been knocking on doors every day, and we need more people. We will prepare you to canvass for Measure R, provide simple outreach supplies, and pair you up with a person who has experience. Then we’ll hit the streets, talk with Eureka residents about the fight for $12 in Eureka, and register more voters. We’ve registered about 350 Eureka residents so far!
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO RAISE WAGES
Endorsers of Measure R, the Eureka Fair Wage Act, we thank you:
(*We hope Natalie Arroyo and Kim Bergel will be Eureka City Council members in the near future)
Help us get the vote out for Measure R!
Fair is fair! We need this!
For the people,
The Fair Wage Folks