Vigil for Michael Brown

It has been 108 days since the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Saint Louis. The governor has declared a State of Emergency, after the failure to indict the police officer in question, but the real State of Emergency is our nation’s systemic inequality, racism, and police violence. The people of St. Louis are calling on us to make that State of Emergency felt nationwide.
Join us in a peaceful vigil tonight, Tuesday, November 25th from 6:30-7:30pm at Castro and El Camino.  Bring a sign with Michael’s name on it &/or candle.  Come with friends and spread the word!

Mountain View Targets $15 Minimum Wage by 2018!


Ryan holds up a sign next to his mother Kalee, to support raising the minimum wage during a rally held in front of Mountain View City Hall, on Oct. 9, 2014. Photo by Michelle Le

Mountain View OKs $10.30 minimum wage: Council’s goal is to raise wage to $15 by 2018

by Daniel DeBolt / Mountain View Voice

In a dramatic meeting Thursday evening, Mountain View’s City Council approved a new minimum wage law based on San Jose’s, increasing the city’s minimum wage to $10.30 an hour starting July 1, 2015, and made it a goal to hit $15 an hour by 2018. Read More…

Google’s Silicon Valley hometown targets $15 minimum wage
Lauren Hepler
Oct 13, 2014, 3:00pm PDT
Economic Development Reporter- Silicon Valley Business Journal

The minimum wage in one of Silicon Valley’s busiest tech hubs will jump to $10.30 per hour — and that’s just a starting point for the city, which is in a regional discussion about how to reconcile the Bay Area’s high costs with its growing population of 1.1 million low-wage workers… Read more...