BERKELEY (KCBS)— A plan by Berkeley’s Mayor to establish a regional minimum wage is gaining support in the East Bay. Mayor Tom Bates’ proposal would raise the wage slower than another initiative on Oakland’s November ballot.
Bates plan would see the minimum wage go to $12.82 an hour by 2017.
“The idea is rather than have each city in the East Bay come up with a different proposal, a different idea of what minimum wage should be, that we should all try to stay together. We should all try to figure out a way in which we have one minimum wage that covers all the cities in the East Bay,” Bates said.