Minimum wage

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

University of California Announces Minimum Wage Increase To $15/Hour By 2017

The minimum wage for University of California employees and contract workers will increase to $15 an hour by fall 2017.

07/22/2015

Mark Leno

California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An Hour

California state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a “job killer”.

06/02/2015

Newspapers for sale at a BART station. (CBS SF)

San Francisco Chronicle Cuts News Vendors Due To Rising Minimum Wages

It’s the end of an era for a fixture on city streets and transit stations. San Francisco Chronicle newspaper vendors are packing up their last editions all because of a rising minimum wage.

05/29/2015

Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$15 Minimum Wage, Expanded Benefits Approved For Facebook Contractors

The changes have already been put in place for cooks, janitors and security guards at the company’s Menlo Park headquarters.

05/13/2015

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

Protestors with the group "Lift Up Oakland" hold signs during a demonstration outside of Oakland City Hall on July 8, 2014 in Oakland.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Minimum Wage Rises To $12.25 An Hour; Ties Oakland For Highest In Nation

Starting Friday, San Francisco will join the city of Oakland in having the highest minimum wage in the nation as it increases its minimum wage from $11.05 to $12.25.

05/01/2015

Chopper 5 over a minimum wage protest in Berkeley on April 15, 2015. (CBS)

Berkeley Protesters Shut Down Intersection During Call For $15 Minimum Wage

Hundreds of fast food workers and their supporters marching through the streets of downtown Berkeley Wednesday evening shut down the intersection of Shattuck and University as they were calling for a $15 minimum wage, police and protesters said.

04/15/2015

The 30-year-old, who said he wants to confront income inequality in America, has slashed his own salary and raised the minimum salary at his company to $70,000. (CBS News)

Seattle CEO Cuts His Own Pay To Give Workers $70,000 Minimum Wage Amid Fight Over Income Inequality

While fast food workers across the country and San Francisco are demanding restaurant chains pay them a $28,000 yearly salary, one Seattle CEO is taking matters into his own hands to fight income inequality.

04/15/2015

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Fast-Food Workers Storm San Francisco McDonald’s To Demand $15/Hour Wages; Similar Protests Across U.S.

Fast-food workers calling for $15 an hour are picking up some more allies around the Bay Area Wednesday.

04/15/2015

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Minimum Wage Hike Hits Oakland Chinatown Shop, Restaurant Owners Hard

Some shop owners in Oakland’s Chinatown say business is down, and they are struggling to stay afloat after the city’s minimum wage increased to over $12-an-hour, making it the highest in the country.

03/16/2015

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