Judge Strikes Statement on Minimum Wage
Backers of a measure to raise the minimum wage in San Jose have been ordered to strike some language from their ballot statement.
At issue is whether raising the local minimum wage will cost San Jose money. Supporters say it won't. But a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that language making that claim must be eliminated from the ballot.
Stacey Hendler Ross is a spokeswoman for the South Bay Labor Council, and a strong supporter of the wage increase. She says the judge's ruling is unfair.. especially since opponents statements against the measure are being allowed to stay on the ballot.
"The opponents argue that prices for food and gasoline and other things are automatically going to go up if this passes," Hendler Ross said. "That's just not true. There's no way of knowing that."
Measure D would raise the minimum wage in San Jose from $8 an hour to $10.