Fantastic educational program about Earned Sick Days and Minimum Wage Increase will be presented. Rabbi Laurie hopes to see you there!
Raise Up San Diego Coalition Meeting
Join the coalition leading the struggle for
Earned Sick Days and a Minimum Wage Increase
The Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee (EDIRC) for the San Diego City Council expects to take up this important issue on Monday, March 24th. The coalition will be coming together to prepare for the meeting.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
UDW Community Hall
4855 Seminole Drive
San Diego, CA 92115
- Come and learn about the earned sick/minimum wage proposal.
- Sign-up to join the coalition.
- Participate in the committees that will help bring about earned sick days and minimum wage.
All are welcomed to attend!
For more information call Elizabeth Maldonado Robinson at
619-573-4654 or Elizabeth@ICWJ.org
New Protections for Workers and Families…
The worker’s rights movement did not wait for congress to act-Our coalitions, led by the California labor movement, many faith-rooted allies and many advocacy groups, won major new protections for workers and their families, especially for immigrants. Pueblo De Fe Unido with your support worked hard for this list of victories within that broad coalition. Here are some laws new on the books, passed by the legislature and signed by governor Jerry Brown. Now we must struggle to educate people about these protections and resist the forces that will try to block and defeat enforcement.
- Assembly Bill 10 (“AB 10”) increases the minimum wage from $8 to $9 an hour effective July 1, 2014, and to $10 an hour as of January 1, 2016. This marks the first increase to California’s minimum wage law since 2008. For workers required to supply their own tools, minimum wage from $16 now to $18 in 2014 and $20 in 2016.
- AB 4 , the Trust Act, prohibits state and local law enforcement from detaining people for the purpose of delivering them to federal “ICE” immigration detention unless they have committed serious crimes.
- AB 60 will allow undocumented Californians to apply for a driver’s license starting in 2016.
- AB 241 requires that domestic workers be paid overtime (one and a half times regular hourly pay for every hour after 9 in a day or 45 in a week.)
- AB 263 prohibits employers to use immigration-related threats and document re-checks to retaliate against workers for exercising their rights. The penalties include $10,000 fines and the possibility a court will suspend the offender’s business license.
- AB 524 defines turning a person in to immigration authorities in order to get away with wage theft as criminal extortion.
- SB 666 prohibits employers or lawyers from threats of reporting immigration status of a worker or family member in retaliation for the worker exercising labor rights or in retaliation for testifying before any public body.
- Senate Bill 435 (“SB 435”) Requires paid “recovery periods” to cool down from extreme heat stress.
- AB 1195 Allows every crime victim to access the police report, regardless of immigration status.
- AB 35 prevents unqualified unaccredited persons from charging fees for filing an application for deferred action (for dreamers) and AB 1159 prevents immigration lawyers and consultants from charging for services related to the immigration reform proposals that are not yet law.
- SB 141 allows US citizen children, living abroad because a parent was deported from California, to gain eligibility for in-state tuition.
- SB 150 Allows some high school students to pay in-state tuition while attending community college classes.
Meanwhile there is so much more legislative work to do on comprehensive immigration reform and so much more, but let us celebrate and implement these victories.
InGathering Keynote Speakers: Daniel Flaming and Ched Myers
We are pleased to announce our two keynote speakers for CLUE-LA’s upcoming InGathering: Daniel Flaming and Rev. Ched Myers. They will address the many ways workers struggle for dignity and fair wages in their jobs and the critical need for a robust living wage, both locally and throughout the nation. Daniel Flaming will present findings from the Los Angeles Economic Roundtable, while Rev. Ched Myers will lead an in-depth text study surrounding economic principles from a Christian perspective. We will also hear from local worker leaders in the midst of the struggle to change the LA economy.
Sign up now!
Daniel Flaming is President of the Los Angeles Economic Roundtable, a non-profit organization which conducts economic, social and environmental research that contributes to the sustainability of individuals and communities. Daniel has led more than 40 major research projects at the Economic Roundtable including most recently four projects documenting the case for raising wages for the working-poor labor force.
Rev. Ched Myers is an activist theologian, biblical scholar and popular educator. Widely known for his work surrounding what he has termed “Sabbath Economics,” for thirty years he has both challenged and encouraged Christians to engage in peace and justice work, engaging in radical discipleship.
Please join us at Holman United Methodist Church for a morning of learning and shared dialogue together with tools for congregational engagement. An opportunity for taking action will immediately follow the event.
Delicious lunch with vegetarian and kosher options provided for $15; please contact us if you have any questions. After you register for the event, you will be taken to a page to allow you to pay in advance for the lunch.
Rabbi Jonathan, Pastor Bridie, and the Entire CLUE-LA Staff and Board
February 25, 2014 at 11am – 1pm
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