State Minimum Wage Jumps To $15 An Hour By 2022Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Monday giving California the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2022.
Sonoma Winemaker, Labor Contractor To Pay Penalties For Poor Worker Housing ConditionsA farm labor contractor and a winemaker must pay $42,300 in penalties for providing poor housing conditions to farm workers in Sonoma County, U.S. Department of Labor officials said.
August Jobs Report Better Than It Looks As Investors Eye Possible Fed Rate HikeAugust hiring isn't getting anyone excited, but it still could result in a fed rate hike
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Removing ‘Alien’ In Labor Code To Describe ImmigrantsGov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to remove the term "alien" from the California labor code to describe foreign-born workers.
9,000 Santa Clara County Workers Threaten To Strike Over Labor Dispute, But Some BarredA court injunction filed by Santa Clara County Monday has barred about 500 employees from participating in a strike set for Tuesday by a union representing about 9,000 of its workers.
Orinda Mayor Faces Concord Assemblywoman In East Bay’s State Senate Special ElectionThe state Senate race between Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla has led to $7 million in campaign spending. Voters decide who goes to Sacramento in a special election on Tuesday.
San Jose Police Union Spokesman Says Mayor, City Closer To Deal On Pension ReformA spokesman for San Jose's police union said Friday that labor and city officials may be closing in on a deal to roll back pension reform Measure B in exchange for cost savings and a resolution to a bitter, years-long legal and political conflict.
Push To Unionize Workers In Silicon Valley Gaining TractionFor decades, calls to unionize workers in Silicon Valley have fallen on deaf ears. Recently, unions are finding success in organizing shuttle drivers, security guards and other low-wage workers.
Apple Security Guards Get Hired As Full-Time EmployeesApple is agreeing to hire many of its security guards as full-time employees, giving them many of the same benefits that other Apple workers enjoy, like health insurance and retirement benefits.
SF Art Institute Adjunct Professors Walk Out Of Class, Join National Movement For Job SecurityAbout 100 professors, students and their supporters staged a noontime walkout of classes at the San Francisco Art Institute as part of a national movement that demands better pay and job security for adjunct professors.
Republican Assemblywoman Introduces Bill To Prevent Future BART StrikesA Bay Area lawmaker has started a new effort to ban strikes by BART workers. The bill’s proposal is getting mixed reviews with some BART riders giving it a thumb’s up.
California Citrus Prices Dive As Port Labor Problems Keeps Product In U.S.The Port of Oakland's slow recovery after a massive West Coast labor-dispute is no consolation to local citrus growers, whose exports to Asia could become almost worthless.

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