Tuesday, February 07, 2006

They're having an interesting discussion on the LIVING WAGE

Confessions of a West Tennessee Liberal...: Living Wage

at the West Tennessee Liberal's site, and a tip of the hat to the Pesky Fly for pointing it out!

DFM, along with the Mid-South Interfaith Network, has set up several townhall meetings and encourages everyone to turn out in support of the Living Wage for full-time city workers.

One of the interesting questions is whether SCDP Chair Matt Kuhn will show up for the Thursday night Town Hall meeting, as he has promised to do. Note: I had said earlier that it was the City Council meeting tonight, but thankfully Brad Watkins' post below corrected my error. Mea culpa!

I cannot imagine why he wouldn't, this is a DEMOCRATIC issue if there ever was one. If not, it will certainly look like he was pressured not to show up by those who are opposed to the amendment.

One thing; do NOT confuse LIVING WAGE with LIVABLE WAGE, as some may try to do; LIVING WAGE has been researched heavily to ensure that full-time workers are paid fairly for their work, which is not always the case.

Go read the post and see what the fuss is about.


Brad Watkins said...

Just to be clear Matt Kuhn was invited to attend the Thursday, town Hall, not the council Meeting tonight. I hope he attends both.
I am just saying...

Brad Watkins said...

Just to let everyone know the Vote for a City Workers Living Wage has been postponed until later this month. I will keep you all posted.
However, the Town Hall meeting with Council members is still proceeding thursday night.
Ya'll Come.

Brad Watkins said...

I want to thank Howard Richardson, Ruth Davis,and Chairman Matt Kuhn for attending tonight's Town Hall Meeting.
I also wanted to thank Councilman Dedrick Brittenum for attending.Democratic Candidate for Shelby County Clerk joe Young was there as well and read a statement of support for the Living Wage from Councilman Myron Lowery.
Now we gear up for the next town hall meeting later this month.
I urge everyone who can to please attend.