Down with poverty wages! YES on Measure R!
All photos here taken by Craig Spjut of UA Local 290 Plumbers and Steamfitters Thanks Craig!
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
- We need you to VOLUNTEER your time and energy to help with phone calls, data entry, sign delivery, tabling at events, graphic art, etc.- your skills are needed.
- YARD SIGNS for Measure R are being made by a small, local printing shop. Very exciting! Let us know if you’d like us to bring you a yard sign (or a smaller window sign) to display at your home or business in support of the Fair Wage Act! Here’s what it looks like.
- We’re hosting another outdoor FAIR WAGE CAFE at Cesar Chavez Park (Hammond Park), at 14th and F, Eureka (with the tennis courts and playground). It will be held sometime in September, on a Saturday. We’ll finalize the date soon. Enjoy nutritious, yummy food, live local music, kid’s games, and family fun from 12noon to 5pm. Bring friends, co-workers, neighbors, and the whole family out for a day in the park! It’s all free!
- Measure R recently received the unanimous endorsement of the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee. Our thanks to them for their support of Measure R, and we’re pleased to add them to the growing list of organizations and individuals that stand behind Eureka’s working families.
Endorsers of Measure R, the Eureka Fair Wage Act, we thank you:
- Humboldt and Del Norte Central Labor Council
- Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee
- Roosevelt Institute at Humboldt State University
- Humboldt County Green Party
- SEIU Local 1021- a union of 54,000 workers in Northern California
- United Food and Commercial Workers Local #5
- Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Social Action Committee
- Progressive Democrats
- Operating Engineers Union local #3
- Building and Construction Trades Council of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties
- Eureka City Council member Linda Atkins
- former Eureka City Council member Chris Kerrigan
- Natalie Arroyo*
- Kim Bergel*
(*We hope Natalie Arroyo and Kim Bergel will be Eureka City Council members in the near future)
- Brave New Films, a non-profit documentary film company, is making a pro-minimum wage raise video that will be ready by Labor Day weekend. They have contacted us, and we will have the video to show on Access Humboldt, the internet, wherever we (and you) can spread it. It will include Eureka’s Measure R information!
- Please consider giving a FINANCIAL DONATION of any amount to the Measure R campaign. It is run solely by volunteers in the community. Donations will help us print important campaign materials, fund radio spots, and help pay for web space. Donate today at FAIRWAGES.ORG. You can mail us a contribution, donate online, hand us money, a check, or money order in person– however it works for you!
- If you haven’t seen our new website, please go to its easy-to-remember address, fairwages.org. Also, we continue to host the blog, eurekafairwageact.wordpress.com where, for almost two years, we’ve been posting research, news, events, etc. about raising wages.
- We’re on Facebook. “Friend” us at Fair Wage Folks. “Like” us at Eureka Fair Wage Act and Measure R.
Help us get the vote out for Measure R!
Fair is fair! We need this!
For the people,
The Fair Wage Folks
reposted from http://radmul.blogspot.com/2014/05/hostile-henderloin.html
We took our show into Henderson center and the place is pretty stricken. lots of empty shops. The mean streets of Eureka don’t allow for sitting so the crippled among us were told we had to stand by The EPD.
Look for us to pop up somewhere during the Sculpture festivities this weekend, We’ll be the ones pestering you to give yourself a raise Eureka.
The area should be all for some stimulus as the number of for rent stores is atrocious. This is the result of doing it the Chamber of Commerce Way in Eureka. A year from now when the Fair Wage is building a stronger economy the people will have once again shown the politicians the way.
Friday, March 28
at 6:00pm – 9:00pm in PDT
427 F Street, Suite 213
Please join us for the Grand Opening of our campaign headquarters! This will be an exciting opportunity to hear from Chris, meet other supporters, and learn how, together, we can move Humboldt County forward.
Friday, March 28
6:00 – 9:00 PM
427 F Street, Suite 213
Please RSVP to Mitra at email@example.com or by calling 707-273-6927
We hope see you there!
KIEM asks Eureka Fair Wage Act proponent James Decker some pertinent questions about raising the minimum wage to $12 in Eureka – and gets some straight answers.
While you are there take the poll!
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It is said that we don’t need a minimum wage, that a minimum wage causes unemployment, that if the minimum wage were lower – or completely eliminated – then employers could afford to hire more workers. It is said often that this is “supply and demand” and an ironclad “law of economics.” It is of course an argument designed to appeal to the simpler minded half of the gene pool.
Yet two facts confront us.
One, the real purchasing power in constant dollar terms of the minimum wage has declined for 45 years, so there has been a de facto “lowering” of the minimum wage, and Two, we currently have a very persistent and high level of unemployment.
The laboratory of life has proved this favorite Chamber of Commerce meme to be a fabrication that is nowhere near real life economics.
We conclude that the theory that lowering the minimum wage increases employment is FALSE.
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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.