Many seeking employment at a South of Market job fair were elated, after Tuesday’s vote in San Francisco to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
San Francisco already has the highest minimum wage in the country but voters on Tuesday pushed it even higher. Now, low-wage earners in both San Francisco and Oakland will be getting raises.
San Francisco voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Proposition J, which raises the minimum wage for employees to $12.25 per hour on May 1, 2015 — with annual increases that would reach $15/hr by 2018.
It’s been two years since San Jose voted to increase its minimum wage to $10 an hour. San Jose State University professor Scott Myers-Lipton, whose students came up with the idea, is not one to rub it in.
A handful of Bay Area restaurants will begin adding a service charge to the price of meals in lieu of tips, according to a published report.
Minimum wage in the city of Berkeley was raised to $10 per hour Wednesday, the first in a gradual rise to more than $12 an hour in two years.
Workers at fast-food chains in Oakland were arrested after walking off the job Thursday morning as part of a continuing effort to get pay raises and union rights.
Westfield Valley Fair Mall Straddles Minimum Wage Laws On Both Sides Of San Jose – Santa Clara Border
Businesses at the Westfield Valley Fair Mall which straddles the San Jose – Santa Clara border are finding out workers are gravitating toward businesses on the San Jose side because of differences in each city’s minimum wage.
UC Berkeley researchers have given a second opinion on how raising San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 an hour would impact the city and its employment rate and they seem to think it’s a good idea.
If approved, the measure would incrementally increase the minimum wage in San Francisco, before it tops out at $15 an hour in 2018.