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Living Wage: a Model for Tech

By | March 10

Supporters of Silicon Valley Rising hold signs at the coalition’s launch. (Photo by Tri Nguyen) The New Silicon Valley Movement That Is Taking on the Tech Giants In the neighborhood where Cesar Chavez got his start, janitors, cooks and shuttle drivers are organizing to end the area’s inequality epidemic. By Gabriel Thompson, March 10, 2015 Reposted…

Sonoma County looks to Silicon Valley Living Wage as a model

By | March 8

Sonoma County wage-raise advocates look to models in other counties BY MATT BROWN Reposted from THE PRESS DEMOCRAT March 7, 2015, 2:21PM Louise Auerhahn’s first job is convincing people there is a problem. She is a labor advocate, lobbying for higher wages for low and middle class workers in Santa Clara County, a community with…

Fair workweek policies in the New York Times

By | July 15

Today the New York Times detailed the need for fair workweek policies like those in the Silicon Valley Living Wage: As more workers find their lives upended and their paychecks reduced by ever-changing, on-call schedules, government officials are trying to put limits on the harshest of those scheduling practices. The actions reflect a growing national movement —…

Living Wage in the Silicon Valley Business Journal

By | June 26

Feature article on our living wage proposal in the Silicon Valley Business Journal: A sweeping labor policy proposal winding through Santa Clara County’s political process could raise wages for public employees, require paid sick days for workers and implement a new labor-friendliness ranking for businesses based on benefits plans. While major metro areas like San Francisco,…

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