Originally posted on CBS San Francisco:
SAN JOSE (KCBS) – On Monday, 40,000 people who work in San Jose will be getting a raise thanks to the November 2012 election win for Measure D, which raises the base pay in San Jose from $8 to $10 an hour.
Backers were outspent during the campaign by two to one, but Measure D still garnered 60% of the vote, bringing much needed relief to the city’s minimum wage workers.
“It’s more money for books, for food that I spend on campus, for all my little expenses here and there that I use for school,” said one SJSU student who works two minimum wage jobs while juggling her studies. “Two bucks an hour is a lot of money.”