Home > Uncategorized > Last week of signature gathering for Eureka Fair Wage Act

Last week of signature gathering for Eureka Fair Wage Act

wageFrom Bill Holmes:

If  you have not signed yet but think this is worthy of a vote, please contact us atinfo@fairwages.org or 707-442-7465 and we will do our best to get your signature.  EVERY SIGNATURE COUNTS!  The Eureka Fair Wage Act is a People’s Initiative to raise the minimum wage to $12.00 an hour for large employers in the city of Eureka.
If you can volunteer in some way or assist in some way in this final week of the signature drive please contact us.  Assuming that we make the ballot we will have several more months of intense campaigning ahead of us.  WE COULD USE YOUR SUPPORT.
Thank you!
have a peaceful day,
Bill
  1. Alicia
    January 26, 2013 at 4:09 pm | #1

    Do you have to live in Eureka to sign?

  2. January 26, 2013 at 4:33 pm | #2

    You must be a registered Eureka voter to sign. If you are a Eureka resident eligible to register you can do that too, we have the forms, once you are registered you can sign. We have registered over 150 new voters during this campaign.

  3. Anonymous
    January 27, 2013 at 6:34 pm | #3

    How can one donate?

  4. Crying in my sleep!
    January 27, 2013 at 7:10 pm | #4

    Even if the people of Eureka are stupid enough to vote for this the courts will turn it over in a heartbeat.

    But not until the City of Eureka is forced to spend more tens of thousands of dollars defending another laughable measure by the left.

  5. January 27, 2013 at 8:15 pm | #5

    The Eureka Fair Wage Act is modeled on the San Francisco ordinance which has been in effect since 2003 and has survived all legal challenges so far.

    How much money is the city of Eureka spending in its lawsuit against us (all of us?) You know the one they filed in order to deprive us of a vote on the Pension Obligation Bonds? How much have they spent on that lawsuit?

    Californians have had the right to vote on bond issues since 1879…….until now.

    http://highboldtage.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/city-of-eurekas-validation-action-and-reverse-class-action-lawsuit/

    have a peaceful day,
    Bill

  6. Anonymous
    January 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm | #6

    Powerful point Bill. A FOIA request could reveal some of that cost, but it’s no longer part of “journalism” today…it’s up to America’s “Bills” now!

    Imagine the outcry if a liberal board of supervisors spent $20,000 to rename the airport…

  7. anonymous
    January 29, 2013 at 12:51 pm | #7

    You cannot pass a law that gives one legal business an advantage over another legal business.

    But Bill will get some publicity and that is all that is important to him.

  8. That Man
    January 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm | #8

    Anonymous :
    How can one donate?

    call the number
    707-442-7465

    or find one of us, coming to the meeting will work to

  9. That Man
    January 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm | #9

    Anonymous :
    Powerful point Bill. A FOIA request could reveal some of that cost, but it’s no longer part of “journalism” today…it’s up to America’s “Bills” now!
    Imagine the outcry if a liberal board of supervisors spent $20,000 to rename the airport…

    imaging the outcry when they find out that’s how much the spend to dismiss their no camping ordnance, do to necessity.

  10. January 30, 2013 at 7:49 am | #10

    We will be at the COOP Eureka today from 11 am through early afternoon canvassing for signatures and registering voters, weather permitting, and it looks good so far.

    Five more days to sign the Act and get this on the ballot! You can put Eureka on the national political map in a POSITIVE way!

    Raising the Minimum Wage Will Kill Small Business?

    “And in 1995, Jack Farris, president of the National Federation of Independent Business claimed that President Clinton’s proposed 90 cents per hour minimum wage hike from $4.25 to $5.15 was “a regressive and job-killing scheme which will put a big dent in small-business hiring.” According to County Business Patterns data, employment in businesses with fewer than 20 employees grew by almost two million workers between 1995 and 2000. Oops. “

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donald-cohen/minimum-wage_b_1621767.html

  11. January 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm | #11

    That is if one wants to live in this culturally and economically depressed region. If there are still young people here that is. So glad I moved to Northern Oregon.

  12. anonymous
    January 30, 2013 at 12:44 pm | #12

    Meanwhile the country has started its newest recession last October according to figures released today.

  13. That MAn
    January 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm | #13

    anonymous :
    Meanwhile the country has started its newest recession last October according to figures released today.

    the recessions are just going to keep pile up as long as the consumer cannot afford to consume

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,161 other followers