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Project Censored, for June 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

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Host: Peter Phillips, Project Censored and guest host Marty Bennett, Co-Chair, North Bay Jobs with Justice

This program will focus on the significance of the $15 an hour city-wide minimum wage recently approved by the City of Seattle and will examine minimum wage and living wage campaigns across the Bay Area that are part of the national "Fight for $15" campaign. The program will also analyze state legislative and ballot initiatives to raise state minimum wages above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. 

Guests Include:

Ken Jacobs, Chair and labor specialist at the UC Berkeley Labor Center

Jahmese Myres, Policy Associate and Organizer, East Bay Alliance for a
Sustainable Economy (Oakland and Alameda County)

Gordon Mar, Executive Director, San Francisco Jobs with Justice (City
and County of San Francisco)

Derecka Mehrens, Executive Director, Working Partnerships USA
(Santa Clara County)

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In Fairfax, CA, our council

In Fairfax, CA, our council passed a Living Wage Ordinance in 2011- there was no mention of this on your show today so here is some info on that. Fairfax is in the lead in the bay area, but I could not find it on our town website. I've asked our town clerk to update to 2014 with amounts now paid. As of 2012, our town wages are listed at $16.12/hr with health benefits and $18.62/hr without health benefits. This ordinance was written by then councilmember Frank Egger. Unfortunately, it does not reflect starting wages in other businesses in our town that I know of, but is there for a model example if people would like to emulate it. Valeri Hood
http://www.town-of-fairfax.org/pdfs/council/council_packet/2012/080112/Item 3 Living Wage Resolution.pdf

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