Petition Closed

In November the voters of Albuquerque overwhelming voted (67% in favor) to raise the minimum wage in Albuquerque to $8.50/hr and to $3.83/hr for tipped employees. Not only does the Owner of the Route 66 Malt Shop on Central Ave , Eric Szeman, refuses to pay his employees the new minimum, the City of Albuquerque stated that "‘The city is not responsible for enforcing this because it is a “self help” ordinance.” An employee could potentially file a lawsuit against his or her employer". http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s2935132.shtml) The City of Albuquerque should enforce the the ordinances on the books, tell the Mayor to enforce the ordinances of the City of Albuquerque.

Letter to
Mayor, City of Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry
In November the voters of Albuquerque overwhelming voted (67% in favor) to raise the minimum wage in Albuquerque to $8.50/hr and to $3.83/hr for tipped employees. Not only does the Owner of the Route 66 Malt Shop on Central Ave , Eric Szeman, refuses to pay his employees the new minimum, the City of Albuquerque stated that "‘The city is not responsible for enforcing this because it is a “self help” ordinance.” An employee could potentially file a lawsuit against his or her employer". http://www.kob.c
om/article/stories/s2935132.shtml) Mayor Berry, please use the power of your office to make sure that all employees in Albuquerque are paid the minimum wage.