In yet another showing of Local 30 activism our Generation Next young leaders council together with our Local 30 Nurse’s Council joined in on a beach cleanup at Tourmaline Beach. The event sponsored by the San Diego Surf Riders Association drew more than 100 civic minded individuals including Local 30 members in this community event.
“We simply wanted to help in our community and show others that our union is more than just our representative where we work,” said Carolina Aceves, Victoria D’Albero & Margie Fernandez from Gen Next. “We wore our Local 30 shirts for all to see, had a great time, and made a difference. It feels really good!”
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Today, the San Diego City Council overrode Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s veto and OFFICIALLY PASSED THE EARNED SICK DAYS AND MINIMUM WAGE ORDINANCE! Their override means that the Earned Sick Leave-Minimum Wage is once again in place to help hardworking San Diegans who struggle to pay the rent and buy groceries.
However, our fight continues, opponents representing a small handful of special interests have announced that they are prepared to spend what it takes to repeal the law. They will be in front of grocery stores and other areas in the city attempting to collect 34,000 signatures to repeal the law.
To push back against this brazen attack against hard working San Diegans we need your help! Council President Todd Gloria, Irwin Jacobs, Mel Katz, Bill Walton and Barbara Bry kicked off the citywide campaign, simply called “Don’t Sign It,” to defeat the referendum against the ordinance.
Today, City Council stood up for 280,000 San Diegans who lack sick leave and nearly 200,000 low-wage workers who work hard every day and can’t afford rent and groceries, now its time to do our part.
Here's what you can do:
Click here to take the pledge to protect the Earned Sick Leave-Minimum Wage Ordinance.
Also, please download this “Don’t Sign It” image (right click + save image). Please post it on social media and print it out and hang it for all to see.
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