If approved, the measure would incrementally increase the minimum wage in San Francisco, before it tops out at $15 an hour in 2018.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will propose that a $15-an-hour minimum wage makes it on November’s ballot next week. The ordinance has already been approved by the board’s Rules Committee.
A plan by Berkeley’s Mayor to establish a regional minimum wage is gaining support in the East Bay.
Technology has often been credited with–or blamed for–allowing companies to use fewer workers in order to save money, and those changes may soon be coming again to more San Francisco restaurants.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday afternoon introduced a proposed measure that would gradually bump San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by July 2018.
Richmond unanimously agreed to a minimum wage increase Tuesday, becoming the city with the highest minimum wage in California.
With the framework close to being finished, Santa Clara County is moving forward with work on a living-wage ordinance, with a first step due in June.
Bay Area fast food workers planned to participate in a nationwide strike Thursday to protest low wages.
Nearly a dozen former dancers say they were underpaid and even charged to work during their shifts at longtime South Bay strip club The Pink Poodle.
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.