Eureka's Fair Wage Act fails

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EUREKA- Workers will not see an increase in minimum wage after Eureka's Fair Wage Act, Measure R, was struck down Tuesday. The initiative failed by 24 percent of votes.

The plan would have raised minimum wage from $9 to $12 an hour.

Proponents of the initiative said the boost would give minimum wage workers a higher standard of living and boost the local economy. However, those against the plan said the measure would actually damage the local economy and increase the cost of living.

With the measure not going through, those backing the increase said they will continue to fight for a wage increase and bring it to a state wide vote. 

Election results are expected to be finalized by December 2nd.