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Davis Organizers Gather to Support Minimum Wage Increase

 
Davis Organizers Gather to Support Minimum Wage Increase
Posted March 15th, 2014 @ 1:35pm by KFBK News

Nearly 200 people are expected to show support today for an initiative in the City of Davis to set the minimum wage at $15 an hour for everyone who works there.

Organizers say that the key to getting out of this economic slump is to pay people enough to live. 'If you work hard and play by the rules, you deserve a fair wage' says Attorney Bernie Goldsmith who worked for a firm doing business with Goldman Sachs during the financial meltdown. He says, 'I saw what was going on on Wall Street and I quit my job to do things like this because I know the way out of this economic malaise and it doesn't involve giving money to bankers.'

Civil rights leader Dolores Huerta will be speaking next to the Davis farmers market at 11 this morning, before a march through downtown Davis at 11:45, and a lecture series at the Davis Community Church at 12:00

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