The Worker Bill of Rights is a four-pronged proposition that would amend the city charter to require large employers to pay workers a “family wage,” which would create a minimum wage that would differ based on each worker’s needs. It also would ensure equal pay for equal work regardless of gender or race and add protections against termination. The measure would make the rights of corporations secondary to people’s rights.
The six-year levy would pay, in part, for new defibulators to replace the three 15-year-old ones the department has now. Some money would pay to hire a part-time firefighter during the day. The levy would increase property taxes by 25 cents per $1,000 of property value.