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