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Audio from WAJE Press Conference
At noon today, 1/17/06 members of the Working Alliance for a Just Economy held a press conference to kick off the campaign to raise the minimum wage in the city of Santa Cruz. Campaigners will circulate petitions to city voters to place the initiative on the ballot to be voted on in November.
WAJE Press Conf 1-17-05.mp3 (6894 k)
Speakers were introduced by MC David Sweet, board member of the Community Action Board, a non-profit organization working to abate poverty and its impact in the County of Santa Cruz.
-Tim Fitzmaurice, Former Mayor and current City Council Member.
-John Briley, President of United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 839.
-Emily Riley, Former Mayor, Current City Council Member and Owner of Emily's Good Things to Eat.
-Julian Posadas, Executive VP of AFSCME 3299 and Board Member of Monterey Bay Central Labor Council
-Sharlene Cece, Grocery Worker, Member of UFCW 839
-Tony Madrigal, City Council Member and Political Director of SEIU Local 415. He repeats his comments in Spanish after his english comments.
For more info or to get involved call Nora at 359 0952.