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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:40 AM

Voters in three cities give low-wage workers a raise

Source: Daily Kos

Laura Clawson

Minimum wage workers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and San Jose, California, and hotel workers in Long Beach, California, will be getting a raise as a result of Tuesday's elections.

In Albuquerque, an initiative to raise the minimum wage to $8.50, tie it to inflation, and increase the minimum wage for tipped workers to 60 percent of the regular minimum over two years passed overwhelmingly:

Voters approved the measure with 139,143 votes for to 70,952 against—a 66 percent to 34 percent margin.

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Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/07/1158036/-Voters-in-three-cities-give-low-wage-workers-a-raise?detail=hide

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whathehell Nov 2012 #2
KamaAina Nov 2012 #3
Cal Carpenter Nov 2012 #4

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:05 PM

1. Excellent, thanks for the link

There's a long way to go as far as getting working people's wages up to a decent standard, but this is a good sign. 2 to 1 in ABQ.

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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:21 PM

2. +1 n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:25 PM

3. The local cat box liner derided Measure D supporters as "a bunch of well-meaning college students"

the measure did, in fact, originate in a sociology class at San Jose State, but it also drew heavy backing from labor. The Merc and a majority of our city council are heavily into demonizing labor. Even though most of them have (D)'s after their names.

edit: Now we'll see if Jack In The Box (Left Coast fast-food chain) follows through on its threat to abandon San Jose and make everyone drive to Campbell or Santa Clara for a hamburger.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:49 PM

4. Interesting that they characterize students + labor as laughable

when, in reality, many major changes in this world have been prompted by the joining of these forces...

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