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Council’s Casar to hold press conference today

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Today, City Council Member Greg Casar will hold a press conference along with workers and advocates to address his two resolutions on the Council agenda prior to Council’s meeting. One of the items asks the city to consider raising the minimum wage for its employees. The second would create a working group to help develop “fair chance hiring practices” for private employers. According to a statement from Casar’s office, those practices would “delay conviction history inquiries until later in the hiring process and protect individuals who are often discriminated against in employment.” Mayor Steve Adler and Council Member Ora Houston will also be present at the press conference, which will be held at 9 a.m. at City Hall.

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