Living Wage

Wal-Mart employee checks the stock in a food aisle. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Emeryville Approves Highest Minimum Wage In The Country At Nearly $16 An Hour

The ordinance goes into effect July 1st and by 2019, the city’s minimum wage will go up to nearly $16 an hour.

05/07/2015

walgreens

Small Business Fuming As Oakland City Council Exempts Walgreens From Living Wage Law

Oakland boutique owners were shocked to learn City Council members voted to open a Walgreens across the street and the mega-retailer will only have to pay workers $12.25 an hour, not $14.10.

02/10/2015

Fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) protest outside of a Burger King Worldwide Inc. restaurant in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

‘Living Wage’ Requirement Approved For Companies, Non-Profits With Santa Clara County Contracts

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved its first-ever resolution to require companies and nonprofits with county contracts to pay a living wage as of July 1.

12/09/2014

Downtown San Jose with City Hall in the foreground. (CBS)

Santa Clara County Close To Framing ‘Living-Wage’ Ordinance

With the framework close to being finished, Santa Clara County is moving forward with work on a living-wage ordinance, with a first step due in June.

05/27/2014

Wal-Mart employee checks the stock in a food aisle. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Richmond Moves Closer To Having State’s Highest Minimum Wage

On a first reading of the proposal Tuesday night, the Richmond City Council voted to hike the minimum wage to $12.30 an hour.

03/19/2014

Mineta San Jose International Airport (CBS)

San Jose Seeks To Simplify Living Wage Ordinance At Airport

Some changes were expected from the San Jose City Council Tuesday regarding its living wage ordinance. The idea was to simplify how it was applied to airlines and businesses operating at Mineta San Jose International Airport – a move designed to attract more flights to the facility.

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