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San Diego minimum wage measure clears 1st hurdle

Proponents still working on what amount they believe would be appropriate

 
 
— A proposed minimum wage hike and mandatory sick leave policy that San Diego employers would have to provide is one step closer to reaching the November election ballot.
A committee on Monday gave Council President Todd Gloria’s the go-ahead to work with City Attorney Jan Goldsmith on the ballot language and bring it back for consideration on April 30.
Gloria and a coalition of social justice advocacy groups are pushing for a wage hike beyond new minimums established by the state Legislature last year, arguing the $9 taking effect July 1 is insufficient in San Diego. The state minimum rises to $10 an hour starting in January 2016; the current minimum wage is $8 an hour.
“Raising the minimum wage would help tens of thousands of San Diegans working full-time pay for shelter, put food on the table and support their families,” Gloria told the city’s Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee. "This is a very real issue that must be addressed for us to move forward as America’s finest city.”
The proposal calls for tying a mandatory minimum wage inside the city limits to cost-of-living index that would be adjusted annually. Providing at least five days of paid sick leave each year would also benefit tens of thousands of workers on lower wage and benefit occupations, Gloria and his supporters argue.
The Center on Policy Initiatives told committee members that in 15 occupations expected to hire the most employees between now and 2020, about 110,000 of those positions are projected to pay below the $13.09 it says is needed for a single individual to get by on a bare-bones budget.
Clare Crawford, center executive director, said improving basic pay and having available sick leave would benefit all of the city and lead to greater worker purchasing power.
Pay hike supporters, including about of 100 of whom packed a council hearing room, have not identified a specific amount they ultimately would like to see paid, saying that figure is still being developed in talks with people on all sides of the issue.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Kevin Faulconer have not staked out a formal position but have issued statements saying they’re concerned that an increase beyond the state figures could put the city at a competitive disadvantage with neighboring municipalities.
A mayoral spokesman along with representatives of the chamber and the California Restaurant Association called for an independent economic analysis of whatever emerges as the proposed base wage.
Pastor J. Lee Hill Jr. or the Interdenominational Alliance said raising pay and granting sick live is simply “the right thing to do.”
City Councilwoman Marti Emerald voted to move the matter forward, saying a ballot measure is an appropriate step.
“We need to put it to the voters and let the voters decide about the standard of living we need and expect in this very expensive region,” she said.
City Councilman Mark Kersey said he worried about the effect of higher wages and paid sick leave on small business and also called for a comprehensive study.



 
 
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 UNION ELECTIONS:
The ballots are ANONYMOUS,
you do NOT put your name on them;
JUST MARK IN THE BOX UNION YES or NO.
 
"NOBODY KNOWS HOW YOU VOTE"







BE SURE AND WATCH THE TESTIMONIAL VIDEOS ON THIS PAGE. THEY PREPARE YOU FOR THE HIRED STRANGERS THAT YOUR COMPANY WILL HIRE TO KEEP YOU FROM SUPPORTING A UNION.

 
WHY VOTE YES FOR UNION REPRESENTATION:
 
  1. YOU GET TO NEGOTIATE OVER YOUR WAGES, BENEFITS AND WORKING CONDITIONS. KEEP WHAT YOU LIKE AND CHANGE WHAT YOU DON'T LIKE!
  2. After the election is over, and you all win union representation, the union will begin negotiations with the company. You (the workers) will vote to accept or reject your new contract. A labor contract is only signed when You (the workers) vote to accept it.
  3. If after you have a signed labor contract and you wish to become union members and pay dues, the dues for a new local are approximately $40/MONTH.
  4. Right now, the only choice the Co. gives you is whether or not you want to work for them. When you don't have a union, you are at their mercy, every day, every hour, every second. "Employee At-Will" means you can be fired for NO reason at all.
  5. Human Resources, Labor Relations, and Supervisors are only there to protect the Company, NOT THE WORKERS. Their job is to persuade you into not forming a union.
  6. Union labor contract has language that protects the workers from being "Employees At-Will". With "Just Cause" language in a contract, the company is now required to show proof that they terminated you for a reason and that reason has to be a terminable offense.
  7. Your union is NOT a third party like the company tried to show you. YOU ARE YOUR UNION. Your union is made up of you (it's members) and the co-workers you elect (workers like yourself) to fill the various offices (President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Trustees', Sergeant At-Arms, Shop Stewards etc.) The International Union will train your newly elected representatives to ensure that you are all very well protected all the time.
  8. WITH A UNION, YOU HAVE ACCESS TO A NETWORK OF JOBS. BEING A UNION MEMBER OPENS THE DOORS FOR GOOD PAYING UNION JOBS THROUGHOUT THE U.S. AND CANADA. Not like a subcontracting outfit that will take half of your paycheck to put you to work. You just pay monthly union dues and keep ALL of your money.
  9. Why doesn't your boss want you all to become union? They lose their power! They lose their control. They lose their ability to play favoritism. They lose the ability to push workers to do 1st class work and pay them 2nd and 3rd class wages. They are required by law to negotiate with your union once you vote for union representation. You all have a voice that the company is forced to deal with now.  No more excuses on their part.
  10. Unions have fought for the advancement and protection of workers. You have a right to unionize your workplace and make advancements for you and your co-workers.
 
YOUR TIME IS NOW!
 
YOU HAVE EVERYTHING TO GAIN!
 
WE SPEND MOST OF OUR WAKING HOURS AT WORK, DON'T SELL YOURSELF SHORT
 

Shipyard Workers Union meet with Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus


Boilermakers International Rep. and President of the Shipyard Union, Robert Godinez Sr. met with the Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

  The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the future of working men and woman at General Dynamics - NASSCO, shipyard in San Diego, CA. Robert Godinez said, "The outcome was wonderful, Mr. Mabus understands the importance of maintaining a skilled workforce that can deliver quality ships to the U.S. Navy."

  NASSCO's union shipyard has consistently demonstrated there ability to deliver ships on-time and within budget. The result of this meeting will allow working men and women the opportunity to stay employed for many years to come!

This is one of the many benefits a union can bring to its members!

CURRENT SHIPYARD JOBS

BAE Systems:
APPLY ONLINE AT http://www.baesystems.jobs/


Miller Marine
Download application at http://www.millermarine.us/contact-us.aspx

Filling Various Ship Repair Positions As Needed

1430 Hoover Ave.
National City, CA. 91950

Phone : (619) 474-5491

Fax : (619)477-3539 (Human Resources, Accounting & Purchasing)

Continental Maritime of San Diego (Huntington Ingalls):

Check for openings at http://www.continentalmaritime.com/employment.stm

Ability to acquire Rapid Gate Credential required.
Excellent company paid benefits and savings plan available. Apply in person to:

Continental Maritime of San Diego
A Subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries
1995 Bay Front Street
San Diego, CA 92113



 Marine Group Boat Works:

To apply go to website:http://marinegroupbw.com/employment/index.htm

Hiring:
Pipe Fitter/Welder
Minimum 3 years experience working on boats

- Must be able to calculate pipe runs
- Have a working knowledge of Viega pipe
-Weld Stainless steel, Steel and Aluminum pipe, Sweat copper nickel

-Shipyard experience preferred but will consider candidates with industrial construction experience

Aluminum Welder / Fitter
Minimum 3 years experience

- Shipyard fitting experience
- Cutting torch in position
- Carbon Arc - Layover - Tack with stick       

How to apply:
1.
Click here to download the Marine Group Boat Works employment application
2. Complete the form and send it via:
- E-mail to
hr@marinegroupbw.com
- Fax to (619) 427-0324
- Or mail to 997 G Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910
If you have employment questions, feel free to contact Human Resources at (619) 427-6767 ext 120
 or email
hr@marinegroupbw.com


PACIFIC SHIP REPAIR AND FABRICATION
SAN DIEGO, CA.   website: http://www.pacship.com/osjb/jobs.php



Apply at:
1625 Rigel St. San Diego, CA. 92113   (619) 232-3200