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A man works inside of a fast food restaurant. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

San Francisco Labor Activists Seek $15/Hour Minimum Wage By 2017

Under the proposed initiative, which will need thousands of signatures to qualify for the November ballot, the minimum wage at businesses with fewer than 100 employees would increase to $13 an hour in 2015; $14 by 2016 and $15 by 2017.

04/07/2014

Raiderettes dance during a game between the Oakland Raiders and the Philadelphia Eagles on November 3, 2013 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Eagles won 49-20. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Oakland Raiderette Cheerleader Wage Lawsuit Proceeds Despite Unfavorable Federal Ruling

A federal investigation into how the Oakland Raiders cheerleading squad gets paid found no violations of federal minimum wage laws, a ruling that does not shield the team from a lawsuit over Raiderette pay filed in state court.

03/20/2014

A California polling place

Phil Matier: Time And Money Running Out On Many Ballot Initiative Campaigns

It’s crunch time for would-be California ballot initiatives with backers of some particularly controversial ones acknowledging they may not have the support or money to qualify their initiatives for the November ballot.

03/18/2014

US President Barack Obama shops for clothing for his family alongside store employee Susan Panariello (R) during a visit to a Gap clothing store in New York City, March 11, 2014, to highlight his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Visits NY Gap Store, Touts SF Company For Raising Minimum Wage

President Barack Obama made a brief stop Tuesday to browse the sweaters at a midtown New York Gap store to show support for the chain’s decision to increase wages for U.S. employees to a minimum of $10 an hour by next year. Obama wants Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, but lawmakers have resisted.

03/12/2014

Minimum Wage Set To Increase In San Francisco

San Jose Marks 1 Year Of Minimum Wage Increase, Other Cities Look To Follow Suit

San Jose State University marked the city’s one-year anniversary of the passage of their minimum wage increase, by holding a rally with guest speakers on Tuesday. Now other cities are looking to follow suit.

03/11/2014

A pedestrian walks by a Gap store on February 7, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco-Based Gap Inc. To Raise Minimum Wage For Its Lowest-Paid U.S. Workers

San Francisco-based Gap Inc. announced on Wednesday that they’re raising minimum wage for its lowest-paid workers in the U.S. Workers will receive at least $9 this year and that increase will go to $10 in 2015.

02/19/2014

Major League Baseball

Ex-Giants Minor Leaguer Joins MLB Class-Action Suit Over Wages

A lawsuit filed by three former minor league baseball players against Major League Baseball in federal court in San Francisco appears to be the nation’s first attempted class-action case claiming the players aren’t paid the minimum wage, their lawyer said Tuesday.

02/19/2014

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Group Wants To Raise Oakland Minimum Wage To Highest In Nation

A campaign is underway to boost the minimum wage in Oakland in a proposal that would surpass San Francisco’s rate, making it one of the highest in the nation.

02/10/2014

Photos: Giants At The White House

San Francisco’s Mayor Lee To Attend President’s State Of The Union Address As Special Guest

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will attend the State of the Union address Tuesday evening as a special guest of President Obama.

01/28/2014

US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

Pelosi Calls On Congress To Approve Federal Minimum Wage Increase

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on Congress to approve an increase in the federal minimum wage at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco’s Presidio on Sunday.

01/06/2014

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