CONTACT

Contact the Fair Wage Folks,

707 442- 7465

info@fairwages.org

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  1. Employers are obligated to take care of their employees via fair wages and treatment, so much so that you’ll find this to be true in a number of bible verses. Read Romans 4:4. The bible also speaks out about the rich and their perpetual greed. There are even more in other parts of the bible. Many of these large company and business owners here in Humboldt County and elsewhere call themselves Christians, but are in reality anything but Christians. A Christian business owner that has been blessed with great prosperity should know all too well that he or she owes his employees a fair living wage. A Christian business owner should be held to a higher standard and should certainly have a conscience when it comes to the wages and treatment of his or her employees above all else. Otherwise, he or she is a greedy hypocrite; Jesus talks about hypocrites quite often in the bible.

    Some scriptures of what the bible says about Employers below:

    Proverbs 22:16 ESV
    Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

    James 5:4 ESV
    Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.

    Colossians 3:23 ESV
    Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

    Romans 4:4 ESV
    Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.

    Ephesians 6:9 ESV
    Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

    Leviticus 19:13 ESV
    “You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning.

    Jeremiah 22:13 ESV
    “Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages,

    James 5:5
    You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

    1 Timothy 5:18 ESV
    For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.”

    Luke 10:7 ESV
    And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house.

    Deuteronomy 24:14 ESV
    “You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of the sojourners who are in your land within your towns.

    1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV
    First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

    1 Timothy 5:8 ESV
    But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

    2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV
    For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

    1 Corinthians 6:10 ESV
    Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

    Matthew 10:10 ESV
    No bag for your journey, nor two tunics nor sandals nor a staff, for the laborer deserves his food.

    Proverbs 29:21 ESV
    Whoever pampers his servant from childhood will in the end find him his heir.

    Matthew 6:31-33 ESV
    Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

    Matthew 5:16 ESV
    In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

    1 John 1:8 ESV
    If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

    1 John 1:7 ESV
    But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

    James 4:1-2 ESV
    What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

    John 14:1-31 ESV
    “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”

    Luke 16:10 ESV
    “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

  2. Kimberly Starr,

    I know you folks have done all that you possibly could do to make Measure R a reality. From this point on, the low-wage working people of Eureka had their chance to make a significant difference in terms of bettering their lives, and especially the lives of their loved ones. On the contrary, they chose not to do so. You can lead a horse to water; that’s all you can do. I don’t think that the low-wage workers should complain a whole lot from here on in about their wages, or lack thereof, when they had the golden opportunity to make long overdue changes in their lives, as well as their community as a whole…, kinda sad!

    My personal believe is a lot of low-wage working folks in Eureka let fear make their decision not to vote for R., unreasonable fear of losing their jobs, or possibly an unsubstantiated preconceived notion that they were going to suffer some sort of persecution, retribution, or workplace hostility from their not so compliant co-workers and/or employers. I’m sure their exploiters are gloating and grinning from ear to ear.

    Again, you folks can sleep well at night knowing you’ve done all that could possibly have been done to bring people out of their depressing and bleak financial situation. If I wasn’t a Fortuna resident, I would have voted for this measure in a heart beat. Unfortunately, it only stands to reason that it wouldn’t be on the ballot over here. I’ve been a tax-payer since the fall of the10th grade in 1977., been actually working since the 1st newspaper I delivered in the freezing Long Island, New York winters in 1972 when I was10 years old. I’ve always been the type of person that has had compassion, appreciation, and understanding for the working man and woman.

    You know that Moses did all that he could do to lead his people out of Pharaoh’s merciless bondage and slavery, which he did accomplish, but some of his people, due to lack of faith and overwhelming fear, actually wanted to return to being a slave again for Pharaoh. Fast forward about 3,500 years later; not much has changed as the low-wage workers of Eureka aren’t much different than the Israelites 3,500 years ago.

    We had a popular expression while I was living and working in LA and San Diego Counties for 20+ years in the early 80’s – the early 2000’s, both in the military and at a few civilian jobs: It wasn’t uncommon to hear often amongst co-workers to have a pair, or at least grow a pair, if you want positive changes to come about in your work place, and life in general, and especially to stand together in solidarity, or sink like a fool into poverty’s despair.

    Unfortunately, for the most part, Eureka low-wage prospective voters didn’t have much of a pair, at least this time around.

    We’ll see what the future holds I suppose.

    Sincerely,
    John

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