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.
Workers in San Jose will now earn $10 an hour and those in San Francisco will make $10.74.
An array of new and sometimes controversial laws hits January 1st, 2014.
January 1 will bring increases in the minimum wage in San Francisco and San Jose—two of the Bay Area’s largest cities. Meanwhile, California’s minimum wage will also increase later in 2014.