52% of San Jose employers and 67% of those who employ minimum wage workers report they will have to cut employee hours if minimum wage is raised so much, so quickly. 43% of those who hire minimum wage workers report they will lay off employees. -SOURCE: City of San Jose Minimum Wage Initiative Report - Page 19
Summary of initiative:
Increases the minimum wage 25% to $10 per hour starting March 1, 2013.
The minimum wage will increase every year based on CPI.
The mandate will apply to everyone working more than two hours per week.
No exemptions for existing contracts, nonprofits or tipped employees.
Adds more than $600,000 per year to the city budget for new enforcement auditors.
City will investigate financial records of private businesses & individuals.
Expands litigation by allowing “private enforcement” lawsuits.
ABOUT THE CRA IPAC
The CRA IPAC was created to fight detrimental initiatives that impact our membership and promote good ones that help create a better environment for the restaurant industry to thrive in. To learn more about the CRA IPAC or to contribute, please visit calrest.org.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Judge rules Measure D proponents attempted to mislead public Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Mark H. Pierce ruled that the phrase “Measure D does not mandate any additional spending by the city” must be stricken from the campaign’s rebuttal to the opponents’ argument that voters will receive in sample ballots.Pierce also denied the Measure D campaign’s challenge to opponents’ ballot argument, stating that they “have failed to establish by clear and convincing evidence that the subject arguments are false and misleading.”