Friday marked six months since San Jose raised its minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour.
The legislation signed Wednesday will raise the current minimum of $8 an hour to $9 on July 1, 2014, and then to $10 on Jan. 1, 2016.
California’s minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill passed Thursday by the state Legislature, making it one of the highest rates in the nation.
Governor Jerry Brown says he supports legislation what would increase California’s minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour by 2015.
Workers walked off the job Thursday at about 30 East Bay fast-food restaurants from Richmond to Fremont as part of a national movement aimed at boosting their pay and benefits.
Federal officials said the San Francisco Giants have paid nearly $545,000 in back wages and damages to dozens of clubhouse and administrative employees for violations of minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping laws.
A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Berkeley to $10.55 per hour will make it difficult for restaurants and small businesses to compete with large chains, small business owners said Wednesday.
A proposal from Supervisor Dave Cortese would raise the minimum wage in the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County to $10 an hour, matching the new minimum wage recently approved by voters in San Jose.
Minimum-wage workers in California would see their first raises in six years under a bill that has passed the state Assembly.
How does a 30% wage hike sound to you? It could become a reality, for thousands of minimum wage workers in Berkeley.