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Raise the Wage in Berkeley: Community Mobilization
Date Saturday April 02
Time 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Blue Door Cafe 2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorSteve Gilbert
Emailstevegilbert510 [at]

Raise the Wage in Berkeley Community Mobilization

Berkeley working families need your help. Join us in getting the few more signatures needed to qualify our initiative for the November ballot. The initiative will:

� Raise Berkeley’s minimum wage to $15 by October 2017

� Raise it further each year by 3% + inflation till it gets in sync with Berkeley’s official “Living Wage”  currently $16.37

� Bring sick leave up to the standards set by Oakland, Emeryville and SF

� Prevent tip theft

Everyone has probably heard by now of the legislation speeding through the California Legislature with the governor ready to sign.  It will make our state the first in the nation to adopt a path to a $15 minimum wage.

 Clearly this is a victory for the nationwide fight of fast food and other low paid workers to make $15 the floor under everyone's wages.

This is a major victory for all of us but not the end of the fight.  Working families in the bay area and many other very expensive areas need to get to $15 faster and move beyond it.  It is a matter of survival.  Berkeley activists have set the stage to do just that.

Join us. Make history.  Lead the way to setting the new, higher standard for the very expensive Bay Area.

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 29th, 2016 10:38 PM

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