How does a 30% wage hike sound to you? It could become a reality, for thousands of minimum wage workers in Berkeley.
San Jose’s minimum wage officially rose to $10 an hour on Monday and business people who once opposed it now see it as a way to boost worker productivity and profits, a business leader said.
40,000 people who work in San Jose will be getting a raise on Monday, thanks to the November 2012 election win for Measure D, which raises the minimum wage in San Jose from $8 to $10 an hour.
A San Francisco restaurant in Chinatown is paying $525,000 in back wages and penalties for forcing employees to work long hours for less than $4 an hour.
A Daly City woman has been charged with forging the signatures of about 80 San Jose city officials and their spouses, including four City Council members, on petitions for a ballot measure on that passed in November, prosecutors said.
Bloom Energy Corp. has been paying 14 workers brought to the United States from Chihuahua, Mexico the equivalent of $2.66 per hour for refurbishing work performed at the company headquarters in Sunnyvale.
Those in favor said the money will go back to the local economy while those opposed fell it will especially hurt young people looking for jobs.
San Jose’s minimum wage will soon be $10 an hour instead of $8 with the passage of Measure D on Tuesday.
Supporters and opponents San Jose’s ballot Measure D, which would raise the city’s minimum wage to $10 an hour, held dueling press conferences on Monday.
The November election is still weeks away, but already supporters of a $2.00 per hour minimum wage increase in San Jose are suffering from a pair of defeats – in the courtroom.