Pass Measure E: OPPORTUNITY TO WORK

THE PROBLEM:

Employers in San Jose will keep employees part-time as a way to avoid paying for health benefits, and consequently forcing people to work multiple jobs to keep up with the cost of living.

Also, a national study shows part-time workers are paid a third less per hour than full-time employees. An estimated 64,000 people in San Jose work part-time jobs.

 

THE SOLUTION:

The Opportunity to Work ballot initiative, proposed by the Silicon Valley Rising Coalition, requires large employers to offer full-time employment to their current part-time employees before hiring more part-time workers.


CAMPAIGN STATUS: WE WON!

On November 8th, 2016 San Jose voters passed Measure E! The initiative has also inspired state legislation called AB 5, co-sponsored by newly elected California Assembly member Ash Kalra.


Maria Noel Fernandez of Working Partnerships addresses the crowd about Measure E at the De-Bug San Jose launch party.


TIMELINE AND STATUS:

February 2016: Silicon Valley Rising Files Paperwork for Initiative to Get on Ballot

August 2016: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Endorse Ballot Measure

 

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