For the past few months, members of the New Mexico chapter of the national labor advocacy group Working America have been going door to door in Santa Fe County. They have been gathering signatures from people who support extending the city of Santa Fe’s minimum wage into the rest of the county. So far, the group has gathered about 4,000 signatures, including nearly 500 gathered via an online petition.
Working America’s New Mexico director, Chelsey Evans, said the group wants to gather 6,000 signatures before approaching the Santa Fe County Commission about the possibility of increasing the lowest wage people in unincorporated parts of the the county can be paid from $7.50 per hour to $10.50 per hour.
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