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Fair Wage Cafe Saturday March 22, FREE FOOD, FREE MUSIC

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 17, 2014 by highboldtage

FAIR WAGE CAFE, SATURDAY March 22nd @ the Labor Temple, Noon to 5pm

The Fair Wage Folks invite you to bring family and friends for fabulous live music all day, games for kids, coffee, tea, juice, lunch and snacks.  Everything is Free!

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Music from Sarah Torres, Mad River Rounders, Bill Holmes, and Papa Paul.  Comedy from Nando Molina.  Amazing poetry.  Words from Board of Supes Candidate, Chris Kerrigan, and local Union Member of the Year, Bill Burns.

Come for a short time or all day. Relax. Enjoy. Get active to raise the minimum wage. Help build strong community!

You or your organization are welcome to set up informational tables.  Tables provided.

The Fair Wage Cafe is brought to you by the folks who wrote the Eureka Fair Wage Act (on the 2014 ballot as the Minimum Wage Ordinance).  The Cafe is a family-friendly space.
Please share the FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/449028045230782/

HERE’s the flier! https://app.box.com/s/movfw0iepr6oozoqmodv
For more information call (707) 442-7465, email info@fairwages.org or check out fairwages.org
See you there!The Fair Wage Folks

Where There Is A Will There Will Be A Living Wage

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 6, 2014 by highboldtage

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Throughout history, women and men in the labor movement have struggled to gain power in an economy that often seems to work against them, placing profit over people. For the past hundred years, the United States has seen great strides in workers’ rights, from the formation of unions, the eight-hour workday, child labor laws, and the creation of a minimum wage. Despite these gains, there exists a growing population of working poor, people who work full-time jobs, yet are unable to meet their most basic needs, including housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation. As traditional tactics and union influence become less effective, workers and advocates of workers’ rights are creating new and innovative strategies, which are being implemented in movements for a living wage.

Rise Up (And Raise Our Wages) – Electric Bill – Free MP3

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 10, 2014 by highboldtage

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Rise Up (And Raise Our Wages) listen on Box.net:

https://app.box.com/s/sb4lobou6wwkfm5dj84b

Rise Up (And Raise Our Wages)

copyright 2014 Bill Holmes

E G A C

Feb . 8 2014
I can’t make it on what they pay
Get a 2nd job is what they say
I got three jobs and I’ll tell you what
I’m sick and tired I’ve had enough
[chorus]
Rise Up and Raise Our Wages,
Rise Up, Rise Up
Rise Up and Raise Our Wages,
Rise Up, Rise Up
40 hours don’t pay the rent
30 hours don’t make a dent
20 hours its killin me
Aint no hope for my family
Chorus
They tell you to educate yourself
My degree is sittin on the shelf
These student loans are killin me
My only hope is a Jubilee.
Chorus
repeat chorus and out.
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Marx Debunks Paul and Paul From Beyond the Grave

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 30, 2014 by highboldtage

January 29, 2014

posted by Bernard Avishai

read the worthy full article at:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/currency/2014/01/obama-marx-and-the-minimum-wage.html

Obama, Marx, and the Minimum Wage

The President announced on Tuesday, in his State of the Union address, that he will increase the minimum wage for federal contractors to ten dollars and ten cents. He wants, he said, to “give America a raise.” Raising the minimum wage appeals to those who “do not understand economics,” the former Representative Ron Paul argued recently: if you make it costlier for companies to employ each person, you lower the demand for workers and kill jobs. Representative Paul Ryan offered another view: “I think it’s inflationary,” he said. If you raise wages, companies’ costs go up, and then they raise prices to compensate.

These two arguments—which, combined, suggest that raising wages for the poorest winds up hurting the poorest—are very old. So old that in June of 1865, in London, Karl Marx interrupted work on “Das Kapital” to refute them

Marx delivered two lectures to the International, in June. They were eventually published as a pamphlet, “Value, Price, and Profit”—a polemic so succinct and sharp that it makes you wish that Marx could return as a blogger.

Raise wages, and we might see (as one contemporary economic writer has shown) a slight rise in the price of a Big Mac. But we should also see a boost in demand for lower-cost restaurants—and that, ultimately, is good for fast-food businesses and their employees. We should also see a marginal drop in demand for, say, yachts.

Robot Fear – Momentum Machines – Robot Burger Maker – I Call BS

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2014 by highboldtage

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This morning the conservative blogosphere is wetting themselves over Momentum Machines supposed fast food robot burger maker.  It also made ZeroHedge  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-12/meet-smart-restaurant-minimum-wage-crushing-burger-flipping-robot

They are calling it the minimum wage worker crusher.   I call BS.

Here’s the website:

http://momentummachines.com/#product

They are claiming throughput of 360 to 400 gourmet burgers per hour!

Think about it, that’s one burger every 10 seconds.   I have actually worked in factories around machines and I thinks this is fantasy.

That could only be accomplished with microwave cooking.

Plus can a burger stand actually sell a burger every 10 seconds?

So far all we have seen of this “technology” are a few pictures of some unsliced tomatoes, unshredded lettuce and a burnt hamburger.

This is redolent of what we were seeing ca. 2000 at the height of the Internet Bubble.  It is vaporware-at least until we see a working prototype.

Maybe we are in a bubble again.

In the meantime, sure no matter what you do to make a living, there is a robot competitor in your future.   But it won’t be fast food for a while.   This is BS.

Fair Wage Cafe – Jan. 11 Labor Temple Eureka, Family Friendly Fun Noon to 5

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2014 by highboldtage

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FAIR WAGE CAFE, SATURDAY Jan 11th @ the Labor Temple, Noon to 5pm

Come on down to the Fair Wage Cafe, Saturday, January 11th! The Cafe is open from 12noon to 5pm at the Labor Temple in Eureka: 840 E Street, 9th & E. Bring friends and family for live music all day, coffee, tea, juice, lunch and snacks. There’s games for kids, fabulous live local music, and everything is Free!

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This Cafe is open for relaxation and community building. If you or your organization want to set up informational tables, please do.

The Fair Wage Cafe is brought to you by the folks who wrote the Eureka Fair Wage Act. Family-friendly event. This is our exciting kick off for a successful year which will end in the people winning a higher minimum wage! Live music from local talents including Sarah Torres, Mad River Rounders, and Bill Holmes! Also, Chris Kerrigan, who will replace Frank Jager as Eureka mayor (hallelujah!) next year will speak.

Please share the FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/555247401229721/

For more information call (707) 442-7465, email info@fairwages.org or check out fairwages.org

See you there!

The Fair Wage Folks

Fair Wage Cafe, Free Food, Free Music, Sat. Oct 5, Highland Park!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 29, 2013 by highboldtage

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