KTVU 2: 35,000 Sign Student Petition to Raise the Minimum Wage

KTVU 2: 35,000 Sign Student Petition to Raise the Minimum Wage

KTVU 2: 35,000 Sign Student Petition to Raise the Minimum Wage

What started as a school project for an SJSU sociology class has turned into an organized campaign to change San Jose law regarding what lowest paid workers must be paid.  A coalition of community organizations and social justice groups are supporting the effort, which included a petition to place the issue on the November ballot. “Yesterday, we achieved a milestone in our campaign to raise the minimum wage in San Jose from $8 to $10, as we turned in 35,814 signatures to the City Clerk,” Professor of Sociology Scott Myers-Lipton said March 30. “We need only 19,161 valid signatures to qualify our measure for the November 2012 ballot, so we believe we have met the threshold.”  This milestone received much media coverage, such as this video aired by KTVU 2 on March 29. Here are links to more coverage:

Check out the campaign’s web site.